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More dry guitars, let's go back in time.
In the new urban culture during the fifties in the copper mining towns of Katanga Province
in southern Congo and on the Copperbelt in northern Zambia, the guitar became an important status symbol.
Hugh Tracey the South African broadcaster turned field recordist amassed probably the largest body of pre-independence recordings of music in central and southern Africa.
This focus on guitar music offers a journey from remote forest villages into the cities and mining camps.
Depending on where they lived, miners and urban professionals heard on their radios American jazz and its South African imitators, Cuban pop, and its Congolese imitators, as well as all sorts of traditional music.....
All of that is echoed in these recordings from Congo, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi during the 1950s.
An exciting document, the emergence of a new sound – with some famous names such as Mwenda Jean Bosco
and George Sibanda......

by nauma

Origine du Groupe : Africa
Style : World Guitar
Sortie : 2002

Tracklist :

1957 &'58 recordings

Congo :
01-Ilunga Patrice & Misonba Victor-Mama Josefina
02-Ilunga Patrice & Misonba Victor-Masengu
03-Ngoi Nono & Kabongo Anastase-Muleka Mwene Yombwe
04-Kaseba Anatole-Muleka Mwene Ngoie

Zambia :
05-Stephen Tsoti Kasumali-Ematamno Waifwe Bantu
06-Stephen Tsoti Kasumali-Banakatekwe
07-T. Muntali & M. Sapao-Maio Wafwa
08-The Four Pauls-Nifwe Ba Four Pais
09-The Four Pauls-Maselino Yaya Yoyayu
10-John Lushi-Bamgufya Ba Kwati
11-Isaac Matafwana & Sunkutu-Katikalepuke Katikatobeke
12-Luson Mwape Muchalo-Chilomendo Chakumena
13-William Sivale-Nashe Nsapato
14-F. Musonda-Amatstotsi Mama Amaononge Chalo

Malawi :
15-Pearson Kapeni-Akazi
16-De Ndirande Pitch Crooners-Elube

1950,'51,'52 recordings

Zimbabwe :
17-George Sibanda-Gwabi Gwabi
18-George Sibanda-Dali Ngiyakuthanda Bati Ha-Ha-Ha
19-Josiah Nkomi-Itaula Bava Yami

Congo :
20-Mwenda Jean Bosco-Mama Na Mwana
21-Ombiza Charles-Nachelewa
22-Ombiza Charles-Safari Ya Baraka
23-Bembele Henri-Colette
24-Bembele Henri-Beni



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