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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-08-13, 16:14

Kaonde is another Luban language, specifically within the Luba group (a subgroup within Luban that Nkoya may also be part of). It's spoken mainly in Zambia but also to a lesser extent in the DRC. This is a Zambian TV report (in Kaonde?) of a traditional Kaonde ceremony with some singing and dancing in it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbaPev046HI

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-08-15, 0:40

Nyemba a.k.a. Gangela, Ganguela, Ganguella, Ngangela, or Nhemba is a variety of Luchazi spoken primarily in southern Angola. However, the description for this video claims that it's also spoken in all kinds of countries near Angola as well, including South Africa. This is a traditional Nyemba song accompanying a dance style called venduka, I think probably from Namibia:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xaz2CUJ5mtI

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-08-16, 0:41

This is apparently a song from Angola called "Nkumbi Nkumbi." Nkumbi a.k.a. Khumbi is the name of a Bantu language spoken in Angola and somewhat closely related to Herero and Zemba. I'm not sure whether this song is actually in Nkumbi, in Chokwe, or in some other language, but either way, it's a minority language in Angola, I guess (at least I don't think it's in Portuguese...!):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdNh35OKUXA

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-08-18, 5:12

Yauma is a variety of the Mbunda language spoken mainly in Angola and, to some extent, in Zambia, much like the broader Mbunda language. 3:04 to the end of the fourth recording in this GRN link is a song that's apparently in Yauma:

http://globalrecordings.net/en/program/A17951
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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-08-18, 6:10

Kwangwa is another Bantu language spoken in Zambia, apparently of uncertain affiliation. The third clip in this GRN link is a song that's apparently in Kwangwa:

http://globalrecordings.net/en/program/A17950

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-08-20, 20:30

Ruund a.k.a. Ruwund, Northern Lunda, Uruund, or Chiluwunda is a Bantu language in a small group of languages called the Lunda languages, spoken mainly in the DRC but also to some extent in Angola. This is a song by a Christian choir sung in Ruund, presumably from the DRC, called "Ey Tatuk Wam":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCDA6MynvGk

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Re: Music in minority languages

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-08-21, 3:24

Salampasu a.k.a. Luntu or Chisalampasu (though Luntu may be a different language) is another Lunda language spoken only in the southern DRC (but also, of course, closely related to Ruund). This is a song in Salampasu called "Tshisani," apparently by unknown artists:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17Zmx5tbKeA

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-08-22, 4:10

Kete is a Luba language spoken in the southern part of the DRC, just to the northeast of the area where Salampasu is spoken and west of the area where one of its closest relatives, Kanyok, is spoken. This is a Kete folk song and dance from a territory in the area called Luiza. The video description says that the dance is "commonly called 'Kayisa'":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsNMBfH4MS8

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-08-23, 0:40

Wongo a.k.a. Tukongo is a Bushoong language spoken in the southern DRC. This is a video of Wongo (a.k.a. Bawongo) women; however, they're in Kinshasa, not in the traditional Wongo homeland. There is some singing in it, for example, from 3:30 to 3:45, which I presume is in Wongo:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_kxDzjnRTw

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-08-24, 0:46

According to the GRN, at least, Ohindu is a variety of Hendo (or Osongomeno, to use their term for it). This is their recording for Ohindu, or at least an excerpt of it. There's a song in it beginning at 1:02 and ending by 1:14 (it's already relegated to the background within just five seconds):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rF0tKhNrIc

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-08-25, 4:05

Ngongo a.k.a. Ngoongo is apparently a variety of Yaka spoken by just 1% of the Yaka-speaking population in the DRC, fairly close to the Equator, if I'm not much mistaken. This is a song that I'm guessing is a traditional song in Ngongo or something of that sort. It also appears to be from the same video series as the Loki video I posted earlier in this thread:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6wjU9V-DQ8

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby Lur » 2018-08-27, 13:09

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby Lur » 2018-08-27, 17:43

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-08-27, 18:51

Luna a.k.a. Luna Inkongo or Northern Luba is a Bantu language of uncertain affiliation, possibly one of the Luban languages. It's spoken in the southern DRC. The second clip in this link from the GRN has at least one song that's apparently in Luna:
http://globalrecordings.net/en/program/A19051

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-08-28, 1:49

Nkutu a.k.a. Nkuchu, Kitkutshu, or Kinkutu is apparently a Tetela language and thus closely related to Tetela and spoken in the central part of the DRC. This is a video that's apparently in Nkutu and begins with a song or two that fade by 6:47 in the video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HapWdw9N34g

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-08-30, 3:06

Mbesa is a Soko language spoken in the northern central part of the DRC. The first clip in this GRN link begins with a song that's apparently in Mbesa:

http://globalrecordings.net/en/program/C25191

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-08-30, 12:28

Kele a.k.a. Lokele or Lokelé is another Soko language spoken in the central(?) part of the DRC and thus apparently closely related to Mbesa. This is a sample of Kele music, apparently from a party of some sort or maybe a wedding or something like that:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXCrkbkVnjM

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-08-31, 0:57

Ngelima a.k.a. Lingelima, Angba, or Leangba is a Bantu language spoken in the northern DRC but appears not to be closely related to any of the various Bantu languages of the DRC that I've posted (or even attempted to post) songs in so far. Track 1 from this GRN link apparently ends with a song in Ngelima, beginning at 13:06, roughly to the tune of "Clementine":

http://globalrecordings.net/en/program/C12441

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-09-05, 3:28

Budza a.k.a. Buja, Embudja, or Limbudza is a Bantu language spoken in the northwestern DRC. There are several other languages that are supposed to be closely related to it, mostly (or all?) spoken near the area where Budza itself is spoken, but I haven't found songs in any of them yet. :P This is a song called "Ajuba" performed by Budza soldiers in the Force Publique, i.e. the colonial army in the Belgian Congo. I'm not 100% sure it's in Budza, but I think there's a good chance, at least:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiSFWQ0QLwY


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