Xylophone

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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 Chiwowola eciyakumi | Central African

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ILAM

Ulimba dance song for men and women. The translated title is "Where has Chiwowola gone"? Further details refer ILAM field card number C4V7

Kumbale Lungu
Nsenga men and women

1949-08-29 Central African | dance | Folk music | ILAM | Indigenous music | Lungu,Kumbale | men and women | Northern Rhodesia | Nsenga | Nsenga | Seven note | Song | Traditional music | Ulimba | Xylophone | Zambia
A chiwowola eciyakuni |

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ILAM

Dance song for men and women with ulimba and clapping. Further details refer ILAM field card (C4V7)

Lungu, K. (Performer)
Kumbale Lungu (Performer)

1949-08-29 Dance song | Folk music | ILAM | Indigenous music | Lungu,Kumbale | Marimba | Northern Rhodesia | Nsenga | Nsenga | Southern African | Ulimba | Xylophone | Zambia
A Kalukwamba musiku zimito yalula | Central African

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ILAM

Ulimba dance song for men and women. The translated title is "It is the days which change the man". Further details refer ILAM field card number C4V8

Kumbale Lungu
Nsenga men and women

1949-08-29 Central African | Clapping | dance | Folk music | ILAM | Indigenous music | Lungu,Kumbale | Northern Rhodesia | Nsenga | Nsenga | Seven note | Song | Traditional music | Ulimba | Xylophone | Zambia
A kalukwamba ninsiku zicito yalula |

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ILAM

Ulimba dance song with Ulimba xylophone and clapping. Translated English title - "It is the days which change a man." Further details refer ILAM field card number: C4V-8

Kumbale Lungu (Performer)
Composer not specified

1949-08-29 Clapping | Dance song | Folk music | ILAM | Indigenous music | Lungu,Kumbale | Northern Rhodesia | Nsenga | Nsenga | Southern African | Ulimba | Xylophone | Zambia
A musa nilati munu ise ka luna |

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ILAM

Siyemboka dance song for men and women. Further details refer to ILAM field card (C3X)

Kabunda (Performer)

1949-08-05 ILAM | Lozi | Lozi | Nkana Mine | Northern Rhodesia | Sishumba,Kabunda | West African | Wusakili Compound | Xylophone | Zimbabwe
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