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Voice of the Congo: Tribal Music of Central Africa [sound recording]

Catalog Data

Merriam, Alan P. 1923-1980  Search this
Merriam, Barbara Williams 1927-  Search this
Fefe, Michael  Search this
Epafura  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Bashi (African people)  Search this
Hutu (African people)  Search this
Tutsi (African people)  Search this
Batwa (African people)  Search this
Hima (African people)  Search this
Musical sound recordings
Lwiro (Zaire)
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Notes on container by Alan P. Merriam.
Table of contents:
Bashi men's social dance songs -- Bashi girls' song -- Lobertine -- Bashi nzenze -- Bashi mulizi -- Trough zithers (Bashi, Bahutu, Barundi) -- Barundi work songs -- Barundi girls' song -- Batwa ikembes -- Lullabies (Bahutu-Barundi, Ekonda) -- Ruanda musical bow -- Bahutu girls' song -- Royal drums of the Abatutsi -- Abatutsi ibiririmbo -- Abatutsi grils' song -- Abatutsi traditional song -- Batwa male boice -- Batwa horns and rums -- Bakoga violin -- Bahema harp -- Bambuti elephant hunting song -- Bambuti ikembe -- Ekonda women's song -- Ekonda orchestra -- Ekonda lokombi -- Modern congo songs
Track information:
101 Bashi Men's Social Dance Songs / Antelope horn
102 Bashi Girl's Song
103 Lobertina / Michael Fefe. Kasayi
105 Bashi Mulizi / Mulizi
104 Bashi Nzenze and voice / Nzenze
106 Trough Zithers- Bashi, Bahutu, Burundi / Zither
107 Barundi Work Songs
108 Barundi Girl's Song
109 Batwa Ikembes
110 Lullabies - Bahutu, Barundi; Ekonda
111 Ruanda Musical Bow / Umuduri
112 Bahutu Girl's Song
201 Royal Drums of the Abatutsi / Drum
202 Abatutsi Ibiririmbo
203 Abatutsi Girls' Song
205 Batwa Male Voices
206 Batwa Horns and Drums
207 Bakoga Violin / Epafura. Violin
208 Bahema Harp / Ugandan harp
209 Bambuti Elephant Hunting Song
210 Bambuti Ikembe
211 Ekonda Women's Song
212 Ekonda Orchestra
213 Ekonda Lokombi
214 Modern Congo Songs
204 Abatutsi Traditional Song
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, 600 Maryland Ave., S.W., Suite 2001, Washington, D.C. 20024. Call 202-633-7322 for appointment. Fax: 202-633-7019. Email:
Antelope horn  Search this
Kasayi  Search this
Mulizi  Search this
Nzenze  Search this
Zither  Search this
Umuduri  Search this
Drum  Search this
Violin  Search this
Ugandan harp  Search this
World music  Search this
Local number:
Riverside 4002
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
See more items in:
Frederic Ramsey audiorecordings collection, circa 1950s 287448
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections