Chopi

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Title Audio Collection Description Composersort icon Date All terms
Heleweda Chigulu -dance of Ngodo of Kanda | Central African

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM shellac record (commercial recordings) number: CR1302

1905-05-05 Central African | Chopi | ILAM | Indigenous music | Mozambique | Nguyuzane waNguyuza | Portuguese East Africa | Timbila | Xylophone
Msitso Wokata | Southern African

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ILAM

Indigenous music. Further details refer ILAM record no 1323

Chopi Men and Women Dancers (Performer)
Mbango, D (Composer)

0000-00-00 Chopi | Chopi | Dance music | ILAM | Marimba | Mbango D | Mozambique | Orchestra | Portuguese East Africa | Southern African | Timbila | Xylophone
Mdano (3rd movement) | East African

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ILAM

Movement from Xylophone Orchestral Dance. Translated English title - "The call." Composer not specified. Further details refer ILAM record no. AC1253.

Chopi musicians and dancers (Performer)

1943-12-00 Chopi | Chopi | Dance music | East African | ILAM | Marimba | Mozambique | Orchestra | Orchestral music | Portuguese East Africa | Southern African | Timbila | 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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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
Msitso wokata | Southern African

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ILAM

A movement from the Ngodo xylophone orchestral dance of Regulo Canda, with 10 to 19 xylophones and 1 or 2 rattles. Some of the best wood for making Timbila notes grows in the district of this Chief, Regulo Canda. His orchestra, perhaps as a direct result, has been noted for its tone quality. His district includes part of the sea coast and is covered with thick bush with many cashew nut trees. It will be noted that the spelling of the titles of the movements changes with the dialect of the district. In the west it is 'Wemiso', while further east it is 'Mwemiso'. Details from ILAM field card (H1O-9,6,7 -4)

Teni Mapasi (Composer/Performer)
Chopi musicians (Performer)

1955-10-06 Chopi | Chopi | ILAM | Maposi,Teni | Mozambique | orchestral dance | Portuguese East Africa | Southern African | Xylophone | Zavala
Achifa dukwana chamina | East African

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ILAM

Translated English title - "This handkerchief of mine." Further details refer ILAM field card number: L1A 1

Alberto Tentowani Mwamosi (Performer)
Gabriel Maopana Bila (Performer)
Alberto Tentowani Mwamosi (Composer)

1957-01-10 Bila,Gabriel Maopana | Chopi | East African | Gaza | Guitar | ILAM | Lenge | Mozambique | Mwamosi,Alberto Tentowani | Popular music | Portuguese East Africa | Sentimental song | Southern African | Vocals
Mashenganyana | East African

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ILAM

Translated English title - "The Enticer." Further details refer ILAM field card number: L1A 2

Alberto Tentowani Mwamosi (Performer)
Gabriel Maopana Bila (Performer)
Alberto Tentowani Mwamosi (Composer)

1957-01-10 Bila,Gabriel Maopana | Chopi | East African | Gaza | Guitar | ILAM | Lenge | Mozambique | Mwamosi,Alberto Tentowani | Popular music | Portuguese East Africa | Southern African | Topical song | Vocals
Chambala makaza |

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ILAM

Folk Dance
Further details refer ILAM field card (CA5)

Arimando Njanji Mdiwo (Performer)

1949-05-22 Chimveka Pipe | Chopi | Flute | Flute ensemble | ILAM | Inharrime | Lourenco Marques | Mann George Compound | Mdiwo,Arimando Njanji | Mozambique | Portugese East Africa | Southern African | Zavala
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