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Dance of the ladies after the winning delivery of a kid; Dan (Ivory Coast): Bären Reiter Musicaphon BM 30 L 2301, The tune of the Dan, aspect B, tune 14. LULLABIES Ba-Benzele Lullabies (Pygmy; crucial African Republic): Bären Reiter Musicaphon BM 30 L. 2303, The song of the Ba-Benzele Pygmies, aspect A, tracks 6 and seven. Lullaby from Kanem (Chad): Bären Reiter Musicaphon BM 30 L. 2309, tune of Kanem, part A, song four . Ba-Lari lullaby (Congo): OCORA, OCR 35, Musique kongo, facet A, tune 2. Malagasy lullaby (Madagascar): OCORA, OCR 24, Musique malgache, part A, song 6. CHILDHOOD-GAMES Bofi children’s songs (Central African Republic): “In order to stand lifestyles you need to be cautious” and “The wind has blown so difficult it has uprooted the manioc. ” OCORA, OCR three, Musique centrafricaine, aspect B, tracks five and six. Lito children’s video game (Central African Republic): an African model of “hunt the thimble. ” music to force birds right into a capture (Chad): Bären Reiter Musicaphon BM 30 L 2309, song of Kanem, facet A, music 2. Ba-Bembe children’s songs (Congo): OCORA, OCR 35, Musique kongo , facet A, song 1. ADOLESCENCE—INITIATION younger people’s track for a greater lifestyles; Bamun (Cameroon): OCORA, SOR three, Danses et chants bamoun , part A, song three. Bamileke track for the nekian rite—the coming of age of children (Cameroon): OCORA, OCR 25, Musiques du Cameroun, part B, music 1. Musical initiation subject matter; Dakpa (Central African Republic): OCORA, OCR eleven, République centrafricaine, part B, song 1. Broto horn ensemble enjoying initiation song (Central African Republic): OCORA, OCR forty three, Musique centrafricaine, part A, music four. ladies’ initiation tune; Madjingaye; (Chad): OCORA, OCR 36, Anthologie de l. a. musique du Tchad, aspect A, tune 2. Gor xylophone song, with drums, accompanying the dances of the initiates (Chad): prior list, facet B, music 1. Dompago track, performed sooner than circumcision to inspire these approximately to be initiated; (Dahomey): OCORA, OCR 17, Musiques dahoméennes, aspect B, song 1. Fragment from the circumcision rite; Cushite (Ethiopia): Bären Reiter Musicaphon BM 30 L. 2305, The tune of Ethiopia II, facet B, tune 14. Kota intitiation track (Gabon): OCORA, OCR forty-one, Musiques du Gabon, facet B, song four. Dance of the younger ladies, concluding the excision ceremony; Dan (Ivory Coast): Bären Reiter Musicaphon BM 30 L 2301, The song of the Dan, aspect A, song 6. The masks Baegbo; Dan (Ivory Coast): past list, aspect B, song 12. Women’s choir to motivate a boy approximately to be circumcised (Madagascar): OCORA, OCR 24, Musique malgache, facet B, song three. Songs of Kabre initiates (Northern Togo): OCORA, OCR sixteen, Musique kabrè du Nord-Togo , part B, tracks four and five. LOVE SONGS Fali love songs (Cameroon): OCORA, SOR nine, Musique fali, Nord-Cameroun, part A, tracks three and five. Tekalelt, instrumental model of a love track performed at the one-stringed mess around (Niger): OCORA, OCR 29, Nomades du Niger, part B, song 2. Bororo love tune (Niger): earlier checklist, part B, tune five. Tutsi girl’s tune (Rwanda): Bären Reiter Musicaphon BM 30 L 2302, track from Rwanda, facet A, song 6.