Dance music

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Title Audio Collection Description Composer Date All terms
"Chiriri" | Southern African

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ILAM

Movement from the Ngodo xylophone orchestral dance of Regulo Nyankowongo with fourteen xylophones, two rattles and one horn.

Regulo Nyankowango is considered to be one of the minor chiefs under Regulo Mikumbi of the Inharrime District. Living as they do to the east of the central Chopi, their dialect is distinctive and influenced by the G'Tonga of the Inhambane District.

Further details refer ILAM field card (H1K5)

1955-10-01 Chopi | Chopi | Dance music | Hafu Kumbani | Horn | ILAM | Inharrime | Mozambique | Ngodo | Orchestra | Portuguese East Africa | Rattle | Southern African | Timbila | Tonga | Xylophone
"Msitso Wokata" and "Msitso Wombidi" | Southern African

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ILAM

Two orchestral introductions from the Ngodo Xylophone Orchestral Dance of Regulo Mikumbi with 8 Chilanzane (treble), 1 Debinda (bass) and 3 Gulu (double bass) xylophones and 2 rattles.

Regulo Mikumbi and his people are considered to be eastern Chopi as their district lies to the east of the Inharrime River. The old chief Mikumbi who died a few years ago - this information was written in 1955 - was said to be over 120 years old at the time of his death. The leader of this Timbila orchestra was a western Chopi as his name Zandamela would indicate. The recording of this Ngodo was made under difficult conditions, being constantly interrupted by high wind and rain.
Further details refer ILAM field card no. H1J1

Joni Zandamela (Performer and Composer)

1955-09-30 Chilanzane | Chopi | Dance music | Debinda | Gulu | ILAM | Inharrime | Joni Zandamela | Mozambique | Ndonge | Orchestra | Portuguese East Africa | Rattle | Southern African | Timbila | Xylophone
"Msitso wombidi" | Southern African

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ILAM

2nd orchestral introduction the Ngodo xylophone orchestral dance of Regulo Banguza, with fifteen xylophones and one rattle. This piece is an excellent example of an orchestral introduction by a master craftsman and composer, Komukomu Wa Simbe. It was composed in 1952.

Further details refer ILAM field card (H1L10)

Komukomu Wa Simbe (Composer)

1955-10-03 Chopi | Chopi | Dance music | ILAM | Komukomu | Mozambique | Ngodo | Orchestra | Portuguese East Africa | Rattle | Southern African | Timbila | Xylophone | Zavala District
"Mwemiso" Movement | Southern African

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ILAM

One of the movements from the Ngodo Xylophone Orchestral Dance of Regulo Mikumbi with 8 Chilanzane (treble), 1 Debinda (bass) and 3 Gulu (double bass) xylophones and 2 rattles.

Regulo Mikumbi and his people are considered to be eastern Chopi as their district lies to the east of the Inharrime River. The old chief Mikumbi who died a few years ago - this information was written in 1955 - was said to be over 120 years old at the time of his death. The leader of this Timbila orchestra was a western Chopi as his name Zandamela would indicate. The recording of this Ngodo was made under difficult conditions, being constantly interrupted by high wind and rain.

Further details refer ILAM field card no. H1J2

Joni Zandamela (Leader)

1955-09-30 Chilanzane | Chopi | Dance music | Debinda | Gulu | ILAM | Inharrime District | Joni Zandamela | Mozambique | Ndonge | Orchestra | Portuguese East Africa | Rattle | Southern African | Timbila | Xylophone
"Mzeno" | Southern African

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ILAM

Movement from the Ngodo xylophone orchestral dance of Regulo Nyankowongo with fourteen xylophones, two rattles and one horn.

Regulo Nyankowango is considered to be one of the minor chiefs under Regulo Mikumbi of the Inharrime District. Living as they do to the east of the central Chopi, their dialect is distinctive and influenced by the G'Tonga of the Inhambane District.
Further details refer ILAM field card (H1K4)

1955-10-01 Chopi | Chopi | Dance music | Hafu Kumbani | Horn | ILAM | Inharrime District | Mozambique | Ngodo | Orchestra | Portuguese East Africa | Rattle | Southern African | Timbila | Tonga | Xylophone
A Man se Cherry | Southern African

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM shellac record (commercial recordings) number: CR1041

Spokes Mashiyane & Ben Nkosi (Performer)
Spokes Mashiyane (Composer)

1905-05-13 Dance music | ILAM | Jive | Mashiyane, Spokes | Nkosi, Ben | Southern African | Tin whistle | Tsotsi taal
Abakaikulu kitulayeza twena tucome Mlekule |

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ILAM

Mlekule dance tune with box resontaed Likembe. Further details refer ILAM field card (D4R8).

Siluvesitere Ilaliya (Composer/Performer)

1950-08-01 Box-resonated | Dance music | East African | ILAM | Likembe | Ngala | Self delectative song | Siluvesitere Ilaliya | Tanganyika | Tanzania | Zinza
Abantalapa |

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ILAM

Marabi town dance with guitar. Further details refer ILAM shellac record number TP0537-XYZ4695

Composer not specified
Mishak Mabena (Performer)

1950-00-00 Dance music | Dance song | Guitar | ILAM | Marabi | Mishak Mabena | Ndebele | Southern African | Southern Rhodesia | Town dance | Zimbabwe | Zulu
Abarinda nibarwana |

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ILAM

Ekitagururo dance song with drums and Omkului (notched flute) and accompanied by Nkole men.
Further details refer ILAM field card (D5I10)

Eria Rubanda (Composer/Performer)

1950-08-17 Ankole | Central African | Dance music | Drum | Flute | ILAM | Indigenous music | Nkole | Nyoro | Omkuli | Rubanda,Eria | Uganda
Abouyro | West African

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM shellac record (commercial recordings) number: CR1064

Baoule young men and women (Performer)
Composer not specified

1905-05-03 Baoule | Baoule | Dance music | Drum | ILAM | Indigenous music | Ivory Coast | Vocal | West African
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