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Aaron Nchenje Wakali Perfume
04 :23
02
Aaron Nchenje Utamujayi Mwana
05 :19
03
Edward Mun'gombe Baneene Mundilaye
03 :34
04
Edward Mun'gombe Kondipa Ambe Ndimuntu Nyokwe
02 :50
05
Nyeleti Mukkuli Nchembele Musimbi Wangu
05 :34
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Andrew George Munyumbwe Saliya Ndakuleka
06 :33
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Simuna Mugande Jaya Mwaamu
04 :48
08
Simuna Mugande Lwiimbo Lwamuka Mufwu
04 :27
09
Benson Siamundyoli Njokalai
03 :57
10
Benson Siamundyoli Bbandu Bbandu Mweendo
04 :29
11
Manjele Siabaswi Amundipe Dyonko
04 :43
12
Edward Mun'gombe Nkaambonzi Beenzuma
05 :33
13 02 :59
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Andrew George Munjumbwe Maila Mutaalimi
05 :38
15
Andrew George Munjumbwe Twafwa Nzala
04 :09
ARTIST
TITLE
The Kankobela of the Batonga Vol. 1: Recorded in Zambia & Zimbabwe
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
SWP 036CD SWP 036CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
9/2/2014

2009 release. The kankobela is the thumb-piano of the Batonga people, who live in the Zambezi Valley on both sides of Lake Kariba. A solo instrument played by men, to express their innermost feelings in songs about a range of subjects from spiritual to humorous. The instrument itself is always highly customized, and the songs all highly personal: no two players sound the same. But it is dying out, as young people are not continuing the tradition. On this album, SWP Records presents seven surviving masters, with otherworldly songs, deep buzzing and mesmerizing time patterns. Tongatronics -- but without any electricity! Includes a 20-page booklet.