Chopi

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Titlesort icon 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
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
Alice |

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ILAM

Lively song accompanied by guitars. Refer ILAM field card number D8G6

Leader Feliciano Gomez (Composer/Performer)
Unidentified others (Performer)

1950-11-01 Chopi | Gomez,Feliciano Muntano | Guitar | ILAM | Male lead singer | Mozambique | Popular | Portuguese East Africa | Song | Southern African | Women chorus
Analysis of Mgitso Wombidi | East African

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ILAM

Further details refer to ILAM record number TP4273-H1L3

Gomukomu (Composer)
Gomukomu (Performer)

1955-03-10 Chopi | Dance song | East African | Gomukomu | ILAM | Indigenous music | Mozambique | Orchestra | Portuguese East Africa | Two rattles | Xylophone
Bandametu womgeniso | Southern African

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM field card no. H1K2.

Hafu Kumbani (Lead Performer/Composer)

1955-10-01 Chopi | giTonga | Hafu Kumbani | ILAM | Mozambique | orchestral dance | Portugese East Africa | Southern African | Suharrime | Xylophone
Bvomasebe |

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ILAM

Folk music - Country dance music with Ndau men and Mbira accompaniment. Further details refer ILAM field card (R3)

Ndau men (Performer)

1948-03-14 Chopi | Dance music | Folk music | ILAM | Indigenous music | Mbira | Ndau | Ndau | Southern African | Southern Rhodesia | Zimbabwe
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