David Rycroft South Africa Collection

Guitar talk tape B: Mama na mwana (mother and child).

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  • Subjects

    Congolese folksongs , Katanga guitar-Africa (Congo)

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  • Recording locations

    Bunkeya, (former Jadotville), Shaba Province (former Katanga), Democratic Republic of the Congo (former Belgian Congo)

  • Performers

    Bosco, Jean, Mwenda, 1930-1990 (guitar)

  • Recordist

    Tracey, Hugh, 1903-1977

  • Description

    This is a recording an extract of a solo guitar improvisation played by the Congolese guitarist, Mwenda Jean Bosco. This recording is taken from a tape in Rycroft's collection labelled 'Guitar Talk Tape B' this recording is a dubbing of the original recording made in Jadotville town in the Katanga province of Congo (present day Democratic Republic of Congo). The recording was made by Hugh Tracey in 1952 and was later published by Gallotone (GALLOTONE GB 1700 T).

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