Dance music

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Title Audio Collection Descriptionsort icon Composer Date All terms
"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
Muchongolo (Part I) | Southern African

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ILAM

Dance music for Muchongolo Tumbling dance with 3 drums and clappers. Recorded at C.M.R. Mine, Transvaal, South Africa. The tumbling dance which has been developed by the Ndau people has not only spread south to neighbouring tribes, but has now become a favourite spectacle on the gold mines of South Africa, where its performance delights the miners of other tribes as well. It is usually acrobatic and humorous, and is performed to complex rhythms on the drums.
The performance of the dancers is frequently of a high order demanding considerable gymnastic ability. Details from ILAM field card (H1F-4A - B)

1955-11-06 Clapper | Dance music | Danda | Drum | Folk music | ILAM | Indigenous music | Mozambique | Mpanda | Mpege district | Ndau | Ndau | Pedro Simau Balani | Portuguese East Africa | Southern African
Muchongolo (Part II) | Southern African

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Dance music for Muchongolo Tumbling dance with 3 drums and clappers. Recorded at C.M.R. Mine, Transvaal, South Africa. The tumbling dance which has been developed by the Ndau people has not only spread south to neighbouring tribes, but has now become a favourite spectacle on the gold mines of South Africa, where its performance delights the miners of other tribes as well. It is usually acrobatic and humorous, and is performed to complex rhythms on the drums.
The performance of the dancers is frequently of a high order demanding considerable gymnastic ability. Details from ILAM field card (H1F-4A - B)

1955-11-06 Clappe | Dance music | Danda | Drum | Folk music | ILAM | Indigenous music | Mozambique | Mpanda | Mpege district | Muchongolo | Ndau | Ndau | Pedro Simau Balani | Portuguese East Africa | Southern African | Tumbling
Hubaba tube mbele bana | East African

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ILAM

Kazori dance song with Ndono one-string musical bow, gourd resonated. Translated English title - "Rock our babes to sleep." Further details refer ILAM field card (D4J4)

Ntainta Buchili (Composer/Performer)

1950-07-25 bow | Dance music | East African | Gourd | ILAM | Kazori | Mwanza | Ndono | Ntainta Buchili | Nyamwezi | Sukuma | Tanganyika | Tanzania
Pongolo | Southern African

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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 (H1K6)

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
"Chiriri" | Southern African

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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
"Mzeno" | Southern African

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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
"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
"Msitso Wokata" and "Msitso Wombidi" | Southern African

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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
Hlabelani ke bafuna |

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ILAM

Amercan dance number. Further details refer ILAM field card (E2A26b)

De Brown Darkies (Performer)

1951-06-04 Dance music | De Brown Darkies | Edwin Setlhare | Guitar | ILAM | Ndebele | Setlhare,E. | Southern African | Southern Rhodesia | Zimbabwe
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