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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Archived Lists Of Pancocojams Posts About Africa In General Or About More Than Two African Nations (2011-2018)

Edited by Azizi Powell

This is a compilation of all of the posts that have been published between 2011 through 2018 on this pancocojams blog about the music, dance, and other cultural aspects of Africa in general or about more than two African nations.

In addition to the posts on this archived list, some other information about these African nations may also be found in the upcoming pancocojams archived lists of posts about other nations (for example, with regard to songs that are performed by people from more than one African nation) as well as on the upcoming archived list of posts about general information about Africa, or on other archived lists.

The posts that are included in these lists are only found on one pancocojams list even though some of them could have (also) been added to other pancocojams archived lists.

Click the "archived lists of pancocojams posts on Africa" tag that is found below for other archived lists in this series.
These lists have been prepared for archiving purposes and to raise public awareness about these posts.

Note that these archived lists aren't hyperlinked. Please use Google search or this blog's internal search engine to access individual posts that are found on these lists.

Thanks to all those who have contributed to these posts.
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*Note: I'm aware that there are other North African nations which weren't showcased in a pancocojams post. These omissions were not done on purpose.

DISCLAIMER:
These showcased videos/sound files aren't meant to represent any popularity ranking or "best of" listing in these African nations or elsewhere, although some of these songs may indeed be quite popular in those nations and elsewhere.

I found most of the music and dance videos on these lists by "surfing" YouTube for songs and/or videos from these nations that are aesthetically pleasing to me. In addition to that criteria, I was introduced to some songs as a result of them being mentioned by commenters in discussion threads for certain African songs. I also chose to publish a post about some YouTube sound files or videos on these lists because of their high numbers of views.

I realize that what is aesthetically pleasing to me (as an individual and as an African American) may not necessarily be representative of what is aesthetically pleasing to people from the African nations that are the focus of this post. Furthermore, I'm aware that my perception of these songs and videos is from the standpoint of an African American (for instance, in some of these selections, my focus on the vocalists and/or the discussion thread commenters' use of African American vernacular English.)

I also realize that a list compiled by any other person would be different from the list that I've compiled.

It would be interesting to compare these selected videos (and the text only excerpts) with lists from other people who are from the nation where these videos and text excerpts come from and who -like me- aren't from that nation.

Visitor comments and additions to these posts' discussion threads and/or to this list's discussion thread are welcome.

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ARCHIVED LISTS OF PANCOCOJAMS POSTS ABOUT VARIOUS AFRICAN NATIONS (2011 through 2018)
Note: This blog began in August 2011.

The URL for each of these posts are given along with their titles and dates. However, these web addresses won't work as a hyperlink on this blog. Numbers are assigned to posts within their publishing year for referencing purposes only.

2011

1. All African Dances Aren't About Shaking Your Booty
December 29, 2011, https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2011/12/all-african-dances-arent-about-shaking.html

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2012

1. Three African Children's Choirs
January 1, 2012; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2012/01/three-african-childrens-choirs.html

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2. Bamboula Dance and Music - Then & Now
January 9, 2012; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2012/01/bamboula-dance-and-music-then-now.html

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3. Traditional African Hip Shaking Dances
May 8, 2012; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2012/05/traditional-african-hip-shaking-dances.html

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4. Videos Of West African Talking Drums
May 18, 2012; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2012/05/videos-of-west-african-talking-drums.html

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5. Videos Of African Musical Productions, Part I
May 23, 2012; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2012/05/videos-of-african-musical-productions.html

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6. Videos Of African Musical Productions, Part II
May 23, 2012; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2012/05/videos-of-african-musical-productions_23.html

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7. Seven Videos Of African Reggae Artists
July 1, 2012; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2012/07/seven-videos-of-african-reggae-artists.html

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2013
1. The African Custom Of Spraying Money
March 23, 2013; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-african-custom-of-spraying-money.html

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2014

1. The History & Significance Of The Pan-African Red, Gold, And Green Flags
January 21, 2014; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-history-significance-of-pan-african.html

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2. African Proverbs (information, text examples, and music example)
March 2, 2014; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2014/03/african-proverbs-information-text.html

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3. Words For Father & Mother In Various African Languages (A-L)
September 19, 2014; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2014/09/words-for-father-mother-in-various.html

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4. Words For Father & Mother In Various African Languages (M-Z)
September 19, 2014: https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2014/09/words-for-father-and-mother-in-various.html

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2015

1. Stilt Walking In Africa (information, comments, & videos)
November 1, 2015; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2015/11/stilt-walking-in-africa-information.html

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2016
1. "Dreams As Validator In Traditional African Cultures" (pdf excerpt)
April 23, 2016; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2016/04/dreams-as-validator-in-traditional.html

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God, Divinities, And Spirits in African Traditional Religious Ontology (Excerpt From Nigerian Scholarly Paper)
August 19, 2016; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2016/08/god-divinities-and-spirits-in-african.html

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3. "Africans & Their Names For God" (compiled by John S. Mbiti)
August 19, 2016; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2016/08/africans-their-names-for-god-compiled.html

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4. Etymologies (Origins & Meanings) Of The Place Name "Africa" & African Nation Names
November 25, 2016; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2016/11/etymologies-origins-meanings-of-place.html

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2017

1. An Excerpt From Joseph K. Adjaye's Book "Time in the Black Experience" About Kiswahili, Luganda, & Lingala Days Of The Week
April 21, 2017; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2017/04/an-excerptfrom-joseph-k-adjayes-book.html

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2. Names For The Days Of The Week In Arabic & In Seven (African) Bantu Languages
April 22, 2017; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2017/04/names-for-days-of-week-in-arabic-in.html

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3. Names For Days Of The Week In Three Mande Languages: Bambara, Jula, and Mandinka
April 28, 2017; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2017/04/names-for-days-of-week-in-three-mande.html

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4. Excerpts from Selected Articles About Luo Naming Traditions (East Africa)
June 1, 2017; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2017/06/excerpts-from-selected-articles-about.html

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5. 2009 Pdf Excerpt From Stanford University: "The Spread Of Islam In West Africa"
October 6, 2017; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2017/10/2009-pdf-excerpt-spread-of-islam-in.html

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2018

1. Seven YouTube Videos Of West Africans Wearing Dots And/Or Other Face And Body Paint
January 5, 2018; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2018/01/seven-youtube-videos-of-west-africans.html

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2. Two Videos That Showcase African Face & Body Painting And African Scarification
January 6, 2018; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2018/01/two-videos-that-showcase-african-face.html

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3. Excerpts About The Meanings Of The Color White In Seven Traditional African Cultures
January 8, 2018; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2018/01/excerpts-about-meanings-of-color-white.html

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4. Two Pancocojams African Language Quizzes (with links to information about these languages)
February 18, 2018; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2018/02/two-pancocojams-african-language.html

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5. Various African Cultural Elements That Are Found In The 2018 Fictional Black Panther Movie (with Black Panther trailer video)
February 19, 2018; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2018/02/various-african-cultural-elements-that.html

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6. Reactions To The 2018 Black Panther Movie From Africans And From People From The African Diaspora
February 20, 2018; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2018/02/reactions-to-2018-black-panther-movie.html

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7. How People Shake Hands In Various African Nations (article excerpts & videos)
February 28, 2018; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2018/02/how-people-shake-hands-in-eight-african.html

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8. "The Song That Gets Africans On The Dance Floor", Vlog Part 1 , Part 2, & Part 3 (vlogs & selected comments)
March 6, 2018; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2018/03/the-song-that-gets-africans-on-dance.html

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9. Information About & Examples Of Traditional African Twin Names
March 8, 2018; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2018/03/information-about-examples-of.html

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10. 2010 Journal Article Reprint: "African Names: A Guide for Editors" by Bernard Appiah
March 21, 2018; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2018/03/2010-journal-article-reprint-african.html

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11. Reprint Of The 2003 Article "BBC Africa Live Asks, Does Your Name Affect Who You Are?" (with selected comments)
March 21, 2018; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2018/03/reprint-of-2003-article-bbc-africa-live.html

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12. Eight Videos Of Tusker Project Fame (2006-2013 East African Singing Competition Television Series)
March 22, 2018; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2018/03/eighth-videos-of-tusker-project-fame.html

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13. YouTube Discussion Thread Comments About DNA Testing To Identify A Person's Specific African Genetic Makeup
July 24, 2018; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2018/07/youtube-discussion-thread-comments.html

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14. Eight Examples Of Traditional African Dances In Which Dancers Hold A Stick (Including A Fly Whisk)
August 30, 2018; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2018/08/eight-examples-of-traditional-african.html

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Thanks for visiting pancocojams.

Visitor comments are welcome.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Archived Lists Of Pancocojams Posts About The North African Nations Of Morocco & Algeria (2015-2018)

Edited by Azizi Powell

This is a compilation of all of the posts that have been published on this pancocojams blog about the music, dance, and other cultural aspects of Morocco and Algeria [from 2014-2018].* One post about North African in general is also included in this compilation.

In addition to the posts on this archived list, some other information about these North African nations may also be found in the upcoming pancocojams archived lists of posts about other nations (for example, with regard to songs that are performed by people from more than one African nation) as well as on the upcoming archived list of posts about general information about Africa, or on other archived lists.

The posts that are included in these lists are only found on one pancocojams list even though some of them could have (also) been added to other pancocojams archived lists.

Click the "archived lists of pancocojams posts on Africa" tag that is found below for other archived lists in this series.
These lists have been prepared for archiving purposes and to raise public awareness about these posts.

Note that these archived lists aren't hyperlinked. Please use Google search or this blog's internal search engine to access individual posts that are found on these lists.

Thanks to all those who have contributed to these posts.
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*Note: I'm aware that there are other North African nations which weren't showcased in a pancocojams post. These omissions were not done on purpose.

DISCLAIMER:
These showcased videos/sound files aren't meant to represent any popularity ranking or "best of" listing in these African nations or elsewhere, although some of these songs may indeed be quite popular in those nations and elsewhere.

I found most of the music and dance videos on these lists by "surfing" YouTube for songs and/or videos from these nations that are aesthetically pleasing to me. In addition to that criteria, I was introduced to some songs as a result of them being mentioned by commenters in discussion threads for certain African songs. I also chose to publish a post about some YouTube sound files or videos on these lists because of their high numbers of views.

I realize that what is aesthetically pleasing to me (as an individual and as an African American) may not necessarily be representative of what is aesthetically pleasing to people from the North African nations that are the focus of this post. Furthermore, I'm aware that my perception of these songs and videos is from the standpoint of an African American (for instance, in some of these selections, my focus on the vocalists and/or the discussion thread commenters' use of African American vernacular English.)

I also realize that a list compiled by any other person would be different from the list that I've compiled.

It would be interesting to compare these selected videos (and the text only excerpts) with lists from other people who are from the nation where these videos and text excerpts come from and who -like me- aren't from that nation.

Visitor comments and additions to these posts' discussion threads and/or to this list's discussion thread are welcome.

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ARCHIVED LISTS OF PANCOCOJAMS POSTS ABOUT VARIOUS NORTH AFRICAN NATIONS (2015 through 2018)
Note: This blog began in August 2011.

The URL for each of these posts are given along with their titles and dates. However, these web addresses won't work as a hyperlink on this blog. Numbers are assigned to posts within their publishing year for referencing purposes only.

2015
Moroccan Folk Music & Dance (sound file, videos, & comments)
March 29, 2015; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2015/03/moroccan-folk-music-dance-sound-file.html

Moroccan (Non-Berber) Dance Party Video
March 29, 2015; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2015/03/moroccan-non-berber-dance-party-video.html

2016

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2017

1. Oum- Taragalite (Soul Of Morocco) (information, lyrics, video, & comments)
September 5, 2017; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2017/09/oum-taragalite-soul-of-morocco.html

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2018

1. Chaoui Ethnic Group's (Algeria, North Africa) Rahaba Music & Dance (information & videos)
January 1, 2018; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2018/01/chaoui-ethnic-groups-algeria-north.html

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2. Information About & Descriptions Of Traditional Female Tattoos Among The Chaoui (Algeria, North Africa)
January 3, 2018; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2018/01/information-about-descriptions-of.html

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North Africans & African Identity (Quotes From A YouTube Discussion Thread And An Excerpt Of & Selected Comments From A 2015 Guardian Article)
March 28, 2018; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2018/03/north-africans-african-identity-quotes.html

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Thanks for visiting pancocojams.

Visitor comments are welcome.


Archived Lists Of Pancocojams Post About Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, and & Gabon (Central Africa) from 2013-2018

Edited by Azizi Powell

This is a compilation of all of the posts that have been published on this pancocojams blog about the music, dance, and other cultural aspects of The Democratic Republic of the Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, and & Gabon (Central Africa) [from 2014-2018].*

In addition to the posts on this archived list, some other information about these Central African nations may also be found in the upcoming pancocojams archived lists of posts about other nations (for example, with regard to songs that are performed by people from more than one African nation) as well as on the upcoming archived list of posts about general information about Africa, or on other archived lists.

The posts that are included in these lists are only found on one pancocojams list even though some of them could have (also) been added to other pancocojams archived lists.

Click the "archived lists of pancocojams posts on Africa" tag that is found below for other archived lists in this series.
These lists have been prepared for archiving purposes and to raise public awareness about these posts.

Note that these archived lists aren't hyperlinked. Please use Google search or this blog's internal search engine to access individual posts that are found on these lists.

Thanks to all those who have contributed to these posts.
-snip-
*Note: I'm aware that there are other Central African nations which weren't showcased in a pancocojams post. These omissions were not done on purpose.

DISCLAIMER:
These showcased videos/sound files aren't meant to represent any popularity ranking or "best of" listing in these African nations or elsewhere, although some of these songs may indeed be quite popular in those nations and elsewhere.

I found most of the music and dance videos on these lists by "surfing" YouTube for songs and/or videos from these nations that are aesthetically pleasing to me. In addition to that criteria, I was introduced to some songs as a result of them being mentioned by commenters in discussion threads for certain African songs. I also chose to publish a post about some YouTube sound files or videos on these lists because of their high numbers of views.

I realize that what is aesthetically pleasing to me (as an individual and as an African American) may not necessarily be representative of what is aesthetically pleasing to people from the Central African nations that are the focus of this post. Furthermore, I'm aware that my perception of these songs and videos is from the standpoint of an African American (for instance, in some of these selections, my focus on the vocalists and/or the discussion thread commenters' use of African American vernacular English.)

I also realize that a list compiled by any other person would be different from the list that I've compiled.

It would be interesting to compare these selected videos (and the text only excerpts) with lists from other people who are from the nation where these videos and text excerpts come from and who -like me- aren't from that nation.

Visitor comments and additions to these posts' discussion threads and/or to this list's discussion thread are welcome.

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ARCHIVED LISTS OF PANCOCOJAMS POSTS ABOUT VARIOUS CENTRAL AFRICAN NATIONS (2011 through 2018)
Note: This blog began in August 2011.

The URL for each of these posts are given along with their titles and dates. However, these web addresses won't work as a hyperlink on this blog. Numbers are assigned to posts within their publishing year for referencing purposes only.

2013
1. Bibi Tanga & the Selenites – “Poet Of The Soul” & Four Other Selections (Central African Republic)
May 7, 2013; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2013/05/bibi-tanga-selenites-poet-of-soul-four.html

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2. Five Videos Of Music By Koffi Olomide (From 2006-2012) [Democratic Republic of the Congo]
July 20, 2013; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2013/07/five-videos-of-music-by-koffi-olomide.html

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2014

1. Congolese singer Tabu Ley Rochereau - "Kaful Mayay" (sound file & comments)
January 28, 2014; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2014/01/congolese-singer-tabu-ley-rochereau.html

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2. Mbilia Bel - "Faux Pas" (Congo)
May 27, 2014; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2014/05/mbilia-bel-faux-pas-congo.html

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3. Nyboma & Pepe Kalle with Dally Kimoko - "Nina" (Congolese Soukous Music)
May 27, 2014; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2014/05/nyboma-pepe-kalle-with-dally-kimoko.html

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4. Five Congolese Religious Songs Entitled "Ngolu"
July 9, 2014; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2014/07/five-congolese-religious-songs-entitled.html

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5. Fally Ipupa - Original (Democratic Republic Of The Congo Dance Video)
July 9, 2014; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2014/07/fally-ipupa-original-democratic.html

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6. JB Mpiana- Ndombolo (sound file, information, comments)
July 9, 2014; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2014/07/jb-mpiana-ndombolo-sound-file.html

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2015
1. Maitre Gazonga - Jaloux Saboteurs (North Central Africa)
January 18, 2015 https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2015/01/maitre-gazonga-jaloux-saboteurs-chad.html

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2. Descriptions Of The Kongolese Competitive Dance "Nsunsa"
March 15, 2015; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2015/03/descriptions-of-kongolese-competitive.html

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3. Congolese Nzango And Ghanaian Ampe (Information & Videos)
March 15, 2015; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2015/03/congolese-nzango-and-ghanaian-ampe.html

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4. Zokela Bands (Central African Republic dance music)
March 27, 2015; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2015/03/seven-examples-of-zokela-bands.html

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5. Congolese Gospel Song - Alleluia Amen (with Lingala lyrics & English translation)
July 11, 2015; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2015/07/congolese-gospel-song-alleluia-amen.html

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6. Equatorial Guinean (Central African) Singer Maele Ndong - "Abom" & Six Other Songs
July 18, 2015; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2015/07/equatorial-guinean-singer-maele-ndong.html

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7. Congolese Vocalist Mbilia Bel - Boyayé (Boya Ye) YouTube examples, and English lyrics
September 3, 2015; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2015/09/congolese-vocalist-mbilia-bel-boyaye.html

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8. Five Videos Of The Gabonese (Central African) Vocalist Patience Dabany
September 24, 2015; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2015/09/five-videos-of-gabonese-vocalist.html

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9. Videos Of Ikoku, A Traditional Central African Dance
September 24, 2015; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2015/09/videos-of-ikoku-traditional-central.html

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1. Two Videos Of Traditional Congolese Dancing That Include Body Patting & Stepping Movements
August 30, 2016; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2016/08/two-videos-of-traditional-congolese.html

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2017

1. Information About & Videos Of The Baka People (Central Africa)
January 9, 2017; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2017/01/information-about-videos-of-baka-people.html

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2. Congolese Vocalist Koffi Olomide - "Effrakata" (information, video, comments,& lyrics)
February 13, 2017; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2017/02/congolese-vocalist-koffi-olomide.html

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3. The Klag Dance & Other Traditional Mbaye Dances (Chad, Africa)
March 8, 2017; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2017/03/the-klag-dance-other-traditional-mbaye.html

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4. Democratic Republic Of The Congo (Kinshasa) Singer DM - "Makolongulu" (contemporary dance video with selected comments)
April 7, 2017; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2017/04/congolese-singer-dm-makolongulu-with.html

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5. Oum- Taragalite (Soul Of Morocco) (information, lyrics, video, & comments)
, September 5, 2017; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2017/09/oum-taragalite-soul-of-morocco.html

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6. Two Bayuda Du Congo Videos (with selected comments) From the Democratic Republic Of The Congo (Kinshasa)
September 11, 2017; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2017/09/two-bayuda-du-congo-videos-with.html

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7. Why Is Chad On The USA Travel Ban List? (Article Excerpt, Wikipedia Excerpt, YouTube Videos & Comments)
September 25, 2017 https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2017/09/why-is-chad-on-usa-travel-ban-list.html

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2018

1. Seven YouTube Videos Of Traditional Congolese Dancers & Musicians Wearing Dots And/Or Other Face And Body Paint
January 3, 2018; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2018/01/seven-youtube-videos-of-traditional.html

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2. Excerpts About The Traditional Meanings Of Specific Colors, Designs, & Objects In The Kuba & Luba Ethnic Groups Of The Democratic Republic Of The Congo
January 7, 2018; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2018/01/excerpts-about-traditional-meanings-of.html

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3. Awilo Longomba - "Karolina" (Congolese dance song video & comments)
March 7, 2018; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2018/03/awilo-longomba-karolina-cpngolese-dance.html

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4. Democratic Republic Of The Congo Tshiluba (Ciluba; Luba-Kasai) Language Names That Begin With The Letters "Tsh"
March 8, 2018; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2018/03/democratic-republic-of-congo-tshiluba.html

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5. Congolese Singer Tshala Muana - "Lekela Muadi" (sound file, lyrics, & comments)
March 9, 2018; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2018/03/congolese-singer-tshala-muana-lekela.html

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6. Awilo Longomba & P-Square - Enemy Solo (Lingala lyrics, video & comments)
May 24, 2018; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2018/05/awilo-longomba-p-square-enemy-solo.html

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7. YouTube Examples Of Gabonese Singer/Composer Oliver N'Goma's Song "Bane" (with English lyrics)
July 12, 2018; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2018/07/information-about-afro-zouk-music.html

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8. Gabonese Afro-Zouk Singer Oliver N'Goma - "Adia" (Part I - information & lyrics in its original languages, in English, & in French)
July 9, 2018; https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2018/07/gabonese-singer-oliver-ngoma-adia-part.html

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9. The Global Reach Of Gabonese Afro-Zouk Singer Oliver N'Goma's Song "Adia" (sound file and selected comments)
July 10, 2018 https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2018/07/the-global-reach-of-gabonese-afro-zouk.html

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Thanks for visiting pancocojams.

Visitor's comments are welcome



Tuesday, January 15, 2019

"The Bird's The Word" (1963 Record By The Rivingtons) & 1963 Record "Surfin Bird" By The Trashmen (information, YouTube examples, & lyrics)

Edited by Azizi Powell

This pancocojams post provides information about and YouTube examples of the 1963 song "The Bird's The Word" by The Rivingtons.

The Addendum to this song showcases The Trashmen's cover of this song and another song by The Rivington song.

The content of this post is presented for cultural, entertainment, and aesthetic purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to The Rivingtons for their musical legacy. Thanks to all those who are quoted in this post and thanks to the publishers of the videos that are embedded in this post.

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INFORMATION ABOUT "THE BIRD'S THE WORD" SONG AND SAYING
From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rivingtons
The Rivingtons were a 1960s doo-wop group, known for their 1962 hit novelty record "Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow". The members were lead vocalist Carl White (died January 7, 1980), tenor Al Frazier (d. November 13, 2005), baritone Sonny Harris, and bass singer Turner "Rocky" Wilson, Jr.. Frazier was replaced by Madero White for a period in the late 1970s.[1]

History
The Rivingtons had originally been known as the Sharps and had had success in the charts with Thurston Harris's "Little Bitty Pretty One" in 1957. They then appeared on several Duane Eddy recordings whenever extraneous sounds of rebel yells were required, including Eddy's 1958 hit "Rebel Rouser".[1] They also recorded on Warner Brothers Records as The Crenshaws in 1961.[1]

Their first hit as the Rivingtons was "Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow" (Liberty #55427, 1962). Like many such songs, it began with the bass chanting nonsense syllables (in this case the title), followed by the tenor singing over repetitions of it.[citation needed] "Mama-Oom-Mow-Mow", an even more baroque rewrite of the theme, failed to sell, but they returned to the charts the following year with "The Bird's the Word". The B-side of "Mama-Oom-Mow-Mow" was "Waiting" (Liberty #55528).[1]

After their two hit singles, the Rivingtons struggled to hit the charts. However, "Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow" and "The Bird's the Word" were revived in 1963, thanks to a Minnesota-based group called the Trashmen recording the "Surfin' Bird", made up from the Rivington's songs' nonsense syllables. The Trashmen made it in a record shop and passed it off as their own.[2] In fact, it was just a medley of the Rivington's choruses minus the verses.[3][4][5] The Rivingtons' manager reported it to their lawyers, and the Trashmen were ordered to add the surnames of the Rivingtons to the credits.[6] Because of the publicity in Billboard, the Trashmen had to share the writing credits on the recording and a later version as a sign of good faith. "Surfin' Bird" itself was revived in the 1970s by the Ramones[7] and the Cramps.[8]"...

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SHOWCASE EXAMPLE: Rivingtons - The Bird's the Word



finetunesTV, Published on Feb 15, 2015

The Bird's the Word by Rivingtons from the album Street Corner Symphonies - The Complete Story of Doo Wop Vol. 15: 1963
Released 2014-01-10 on Bear Family Records GmbH

Doo-Wop is one of the foundation stones of Rock 'n' Roll."...
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The Rivingtons was an African American group.

The Trashmen White American group. The Rivington's songs 1962 "The Bird's The Word" and 1963 “Papa Oom Mow Wow” served as the blueprints for the Trashmen’s hit 1963 record “Surfin' Bird”.

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LYRICS: THE BIRD'S THE WORD
(written by The Rivingtons: Al Frazier, Carl White, Sonny Harris, and Turner Wilson Jr.)

Swingin' this dance now to hit the scene
It's got the latest groove and it's really clean
Haven't you heard about the bird?
Don't you know that the bird's the word?

Come on, jump here and get on your knees
And get to flappin' your wings in the west or the east
Haven't you heard about the bird?
Don't you know that the bird's the word?

Bird, bird, bird, bird, bird

Well, they're dancin' this bird in the east and the west
Make this dance and you'll look the best

Haven't you heard about the bird?
Don't you know that the bird's the word?

Source: https://genius.com/The-rivingtons-birds-the-word-lyrics
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Click https://genius.com/The-rivingtons-papa-oom-mow-mow-lyrics for the lyrics to "Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow" and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfwnWgVOL9E for a YouTube example of that record.

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ADDENDUM: "SURFING BIRD" BY THE TRASHMEN
From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surfin%27_Bird
"Surfin' Bird" is a song performed by American surf rock band the Trashmen, and it is also the name of the album that featured this hit single.

The song was released in 1963 and reached No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.[1] It is a combination of two R&B hits by the Rivingtons: "Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow" and "The Bird's the Word".[2]

[...]

[Steve] Wahrer was originally credited as the song's writer, but that was changed to the Rivingtons (Al Frazier, Carl White, Sonny Harris, and Turner Wilson Jr.) after the group successfully sued the Trashmen for plagiarism.[3]"...

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SHOWCASE VIDEO: The Trashmen - Surfin Bird - Bird Is The Word Original Video - Peter Griffin Favorite!



Genjuro T., Published on Mar 28, 2013

Title Surfin' Bird

Performed by The Trashmen in 1963

All rights are with the owners of this song/clip, but I want to show it to the curious people who maybe did not even know this song.

Lyrics
A well a everybody's heard about the bird
b-b-b-bird bird bird b-bird's the word
a well a bird bird bird the brid is the word
a well a bird bird bird well the bird is the word
a well a bird bird bird b-bird's the word
a well a bird bird bird well the brid is the word
a well a bird bird b-bird's the word
a well a bird bird brid b-bird's the word
a well a bird bird bird well the brid is the word
a well a bird bird b-bird's the word
a well a don't you know about the bird
well everybody knows that the bird is the word
a well a bird bird b-bird's the word
a well a...

A well a everybody's heard about the bird
bird bird bird b-bird's the word
a well a bird bird bird b-bird's the word
a well a bird bird bird b-bird's the word
a well a bird bird b-bird's the word
a well a bird bird bird b-bird's the word
a well a bird bird bird b-bird's the word
a well a bird bird bird b-bird's the word
a well a bird bird bird b-bird's the word
a well a don't you know about the bird
well everybody's talking about the bird
a well a bird bird b-bird's the word
a well a bird...

Well don't you know about the bird
well everybody knows that the bird is the word
a well a bird bird b-bird's the word

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PANCOCOJAMS EDITOR'S NOTE
Click https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2019/01/online-excerpts-about-african-american.html for Part I of this series. Part I provides excerpts from two online discussion threads about the African American Vernacular English originated sayings "Word", "Word up!", "Word as born" and "Word to the mother".

In The Rivingtons' and The Trashmen's songs "the word" meant "the best"; "cool", "hip". In contrast, in the 1980s-1990s, the "word" sayings meant "I really agree [with what you just said] ".

Here's more information about the meaning of "the bird" and "the word"
from https://www.dictionary.com/e/pop-culture/bird-is-the-word/
"In their 1963 single “Surfin’ Bird,” surf-rock garage band The Trashmen sing repeatedly:

“A well a don’t you know about the bird?
Well, everybody knows that the bird is the word!
A well a bird, bird, b-bird’s the word.”

The song was inspired by two contemporary songs by the doo-wop group The Rivingtons: “Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow” and “Bird is the Word.” The bird refers to a dance craze in the 1960s. The Trashmen noticed the two songs sounded alike, so they mashed them together in a live performance. A DJ at the show brought them into the studio to record the mashup under the title “Surfin’ Bird.”

While The Trashmen’s inspiration for “Surfin’ Bird” is well-documented, the exact origin and meaning of the saying bird is the word is less clear. Bird has carried many slang connotations throughout its history, from “prostitute” to “the middle finger.” In the context of the song, and in subsequent contexts, bird is the word characterizes something as good, cool, or new and revolutionary."...

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