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Tanzania Instrumentals Tanganyika, 1950
Ligombo and nanga trough zithers, lamellophones, drumming, a flute requiem, Zanzibar grooves, a panpipe ensemble, a makondere horn band.



Southern Mozambique Portuguese East Africa, 1943, '49, '54, '55, '57,'63
Sena and Ndau mbiras; Shangaan singing, drumming and xylophones; Chopi reedpipes and timbila xylophone orchestras, little girls playing ocarinas; Gitonga drums and singing horns.



The Nguni Sound South Africa And Swaziland, 1955, '57, '58
Mostly unaccompanied singing; also with musical bows just knockout, some of the most beautiful music there is flutes, and guitars and concertinas.



Tswana And Sotho Voices Botswana, South Africa, Lesotho, 1951, '57, '59
Singing, amongst ditlhaka reedpipes, and the lesiba mouth bow.



Forest Music Northern Belgian Congo, 1952
Two Mangbetu communities from the rainforest, the Mayogo and the Meje: drum ensembles, mass singing, likembe. Also the xylophone and kundi harp of the Azande people; more harp songs by the Balendu.



Origins Of Guitar Music Southern Congo And Northern Zambia, 1950-52, 57-58
From the copper mining towns of Katanga province, within the likembe tradition of the Luba peoples; and from the Zambian Copperbelt, diversely influenced by tradition or by American music from the radio.



Northern And Central Malawi Nyasaland, 1950, '57, '58
The bangwe zither, the one-stringed karigo lute, the kubu bow, the kalimba, malipenga gourd-kazoo marching music, choral and polyphonic singing.



Southern And Central Malawi Nyasaland, 1950, '57, '58
The bangwe board zither, gourd kazoo big bands, tuned likhuba drum ensembles, virtuoso xylophone, a capella singing.



Other Musics From Zimbabwe Southern Rhodesia, 1948, '49, '52, '57, '58, '63
Assorted mbira, mouth bows, karimba, story-songs, mulanji flutes, panpipes, drums.



Kanyok And Luba Southern Belgian Congo, 1952 And 1957
Two-thirds from the townships of the copper mines of Katanga Province, showing the early urbanisation of traditional sounds, the guitar taking over the thumb-piano parts.



Kalimba And Kalumba Songs Zambia And Northern Rhodesia, 1952 And 1957
The kalimba is part of the mbira family, a 'thumb-piano'; the kalumbu is a one-string gourd bow related to the Brazilian berimbau.



On The Edge Of The Ituri Forest Northeastern Belgian Congo, 1952
Musical as well as economic interaction between the Mbuti pygmies and the Nande, Bira, Mangbele and Budu peoples living on the edge of the Ituri rainforest in the northeastern Belgian Congo.



Funsho Ogundipe The Afrobeat Chronicles Vol. 2
Warm, relaxed, West London afro-jazz from our friend Funsho and his friends.



Royal Court Music From Uganda 1950 And 1952
The royal music of the Ganda, Nyoro and Ankole peoples, lost when the palaces were burned down in 1966, and many of the musicians killed, and their instruments (some of them over four hundred years old) destroyed.



At The Court Of The Mwami Rwanda, 1952
From the court of the Kingdom of Rwanda abolished nine years later when the Republic was formed: the royal drums and courtly music disappeared along with the Mwami, or 'king-shepherd', after five centuries.