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Music Tradition of Malawi CD

Music Tradition of Malawi CD

  • $1529


The southeast African country of Malawi was a Bantu settlement in the 10th century, a British colony in the 19th century, and became an independent nation in 1964. A country of great cultural diversity, Malawi shares many musical traditions with its African neighbors of Tanzania, Zambia, and Mozambique.

This recording, made in 1991 and originally released in 1996, presents diverse Malawian traditions of storytelling through song and competition through dance, using native instruments like the ulimba xylophone and bangwe zither, showing Western influence with military march-style rhythms and formations.

Track listing

1. Ulimba - Mama Wo - 3:45
2. Bangwe - Phumbwa, Pezera - 2:07
3. Tchopa - Saulo - 2:51
4. Mazoma - Mphini - 4:35
5. Nyakatangale - 1:13
6. Beni - Ayana - 3:38
7. Bangwe - Ellis - 2:46
8. Nkhwendo - 3:28
9. Msindo - Uyaka, Kuwathanda a Ngwazi - 2:45
10. Ngoma - Boya Boya - 3:45
11. Buyeni - Kamwana Kamwini, Kaya wiyo - 4:13
12. Mganda - Chidindo cha jombo - 3:37
13. Chimtali - Nasiwelo - 3:39
14. Chisamba - 2:48
15. Ingoma - Abafana bonkhe - 3:10
16. Gule wamkulu - Akuluakulu adapita - 3:26
17. Mitungu - Bagholi bane bakale - 2:58
18. Ingoma - Boye Boye - 2:19
19. Vimbuza - Awoliyere mwana akulira - 2:16
20. Visekese - Nthengwa wayimanya wekha - 4:17


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