Tanganyika 1950, recordings by Hugh Tracey
This cd is a selection of largely a capella performances, sometimes with clapping, stamping and small percussion. Listen to more than 600 Chagga men and women chant on the southern slopes of Mount Meru, hear timeless praise songs by the Gogo, humorous songs by the Nyamwezi, lyrical wigasha dance songs by the Sukuma near, and the unmistakable Maasai chanting. Vocals straight from the heart, by peoples without any kind of identity crisis. Total time: 61'21". 20 page booklet.
Tracklist: 1. Mfwa Kipanga, 2. Marrite, 3. Manyanga, 4. Meru Washi, 5. Mudala Mukamba, Nakangishe, 6. Ng'wadila Ng'wiza Wani baba Rumi, 7. Ngosha Wewe Nasengilehe, 8. Awana Wane Wakuluganga, 9. Mulebone Naliyagamba Lya Ntemi Salamba, 10. Simba Lumi, 11. Tanganyika, 12. Awu Mungo Ya Wetu Amusolile Konongo I, 13. Awu Mungo Ya Wetu Amusolile Konongo II, 14. Mulipe Kodi, 15. Uwi Mamsanga Makumbulage Wagela Mnyabo, 16. Kamwezi Sensa Muyaya, 17. Uswezi, 18. Eruko, Tamanaiyo Angare Nanyoki, 20 Embrukoi.
Songlines 2004 (GB): "Spectacular vocals, too intense for one sitting."