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The People Of The Congo - Primitive Music Of Africa album

The People Of The Congo - Primitive Music Of Africa album

  • Performer: Various
  • Genre: Folk music
  • Title: Primitive Music Of Africa
  • Released: 1964
  • Style: African
  • Country: US
  • MP3 version size: 1564 mb
  • FLAC version size: 1269 mb
  • Rating: 4.1
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Lançado em 1979, Image of África é o 3° álbum da banda de Reggae Roots jamaicana The Congos, e, com canções fortes louvando Rastafari e cantando para os pobres e oprimidos, pega a liderança de Heart Of The Congos e Congo . I do not monetize any of the music on this Youtube Channel.

Various ‎– Primitive Music Of Africa. 이블: Mainstream Records ‎– 56021. Stirring Rhythms and Unusual Melodic Tunes as Played by the People of the Congo' (outer sleeve). Georges Herzog, Ph. D. Columbia University. Primitive Music Of Africa ‎(LP, Album).

Primitive African Music. Stirring rhythms and unusual melodic tunes as played and sung by the people of the great Equatorial forest. 코드 및 기타 식별자. Matrix, Runout (Runout stamped (etched . .C1) A side): FL 65A AudioMatrix 1-26-C1 A.

The traditional music of Africa, given the vastness of the continent, is historically ancient, rich and diverse, with different regions and nations of Africa having many distinct musical traditions. Music in Africa is very important when it comes to religion. Songs and music are used in rituals and religious ceremonies, to pass down stories from generation to generation, as well as to sing and dance to.

Album's name: Primitive Music Of Africa. The People Of The Congo - Primitive Music Of Africa. Various - Primitive Music Of Africa MP3 album ZIP archive. Primitive African Music ‎(LP, Album, Mono).

The music of Africa is as vast and varied as the continent's many regions, nations, and ethnic groups. The African continent comprises approximately 20 percent of the world's land mass and has a population of roughly 934 million. African music is as diverse as its cultures and peoples and has flowered in many indigenous forms as well as been shaped by foreign influences. Although there are many different varieties of music in Africa, there are a number of common elements to the music, especially within regions. African music also helps to connect people together in a variety of ways, strengthening the fabric of the community, which in turn reinforces people's commitment to support each other and the community, toward mutual health and prosperity. Another crucial role of music in Africa is as a mode of communication.

The Congolese star on his country's music and the UK Africa Express tour. Interview by Andy Morgan. Jupiter and his band Okwess International release their debut album Hotel Univers in the UK this autumn.

Medje people, northern Democratic Republic of Congo. Nenjenje 2-stringed zither (also called a lute), near Paulis (now Isiro). Photograph by Hugh Tracey, August, 1952. Courtesy of the International Library of African Music.

Besides the Bantu people, there are also indigenous people called pygmies. Their music is different from the Bantu music. The pygmies make what we call contrapuntal polyphony (or counterpoint) meaning note against note. This is not the case among the Bantus. The pygmies use the harp-zither, the single-stringed musical bow, the two-stringed musical bow, the flute and whistles. One sings and dances to seek the intervention of the gods. There are warrior, hunter and women dances, (for example the vilis have the Tchikumbi and the tékés have the Nkira). This typically feminine music was played during rituals in which pubescent girls became responsible women, wives or priestesses.


A1 Bahutu Chant And Dances
A2 Royal Watusi Drums (Part I)
A3 Choral Songs Of The Manbetu
A4 Xylophone At Lubero
A5 Choral Songs Of The Babira
A6 Royal Watusi Drums (Part II)
B1 Batwa Pygmie Dances
B2 Royal Watusi Drums (Part III)
B3 Circumcision Rituals (Part I)
B4 Circumcision Rituals (Part II)
B5 Mambuti Pygmie Music
B6 Bapere Dance And Karumi's Dance

Companies, etc.

  • Record Company – Mainstream Records, Inc.
  • Lacquer Cut At – Audio Matrix, Inc.


  • Recorded By – The Denis-Roosevelt Expedition*


Also released in stereo: "S/6021"

'Stirring Rhythms and Unusual Melodic Tunes as Played by the People of the Congo' (outer sleeve)


"This record of the Denis-Roosevelt Expedition is an authentic and interesting sample of African culture; they are a contribution to our knowledge of music and should be of interest to the anthropologists." - Georges Herzog, Ph. D. Columbia University

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Label): KP-182
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Label): KP-183
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Runout Etching): KP-182 AudioMatrix A AB-9-4
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Runout Etching): KP-183 KP-183 AudioMatrix A AB-9-4

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
DL 30,005 The Belgian Congo Records Of The Denis-Roosevelt Expedition Primitive African Music ‎(LP, Album, Mono) Commodore DL 30,005 US 1950
S/6021 The People Of The Congo Primitive Music Of Africa ‎(LP) Mainstream Records S/6021 US 1964
XM-20-MSD The Denis-Roosevelt Expedition* Primitive Music Of Africa ‎(LP, Album) Mainstream Records XM-20-MSD Japan 1968