Portuguese East Africa

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Title Audio Collection Descriptionsort icon Composer Date All terms
We we we wena my Boy | East African

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ILAM

Further details refer to ILAM record number: CR2904.

1954-00-00 Drum | Folk - East African | Guitar | ILAM | Marivate, Daniel | Mbira | Mozambique | Portuguese East Africa | Tsonga
Yowulamba | Southern African

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ILAM

Humorous song with rattles, Chipudane mouth bow and gourd blowing. Further details refer to ILAM field card G1A7

Sauti Natsemo (Composer/Performer)

1954-06-06 bow | Chipudane | Gourd | Hlengwe | Humorous | ILAM | Mozambique | Panda | Portuguese East Africa | Rattle | Sauti Matseno | Song | Southern African | Tswa
Swanzi hlamaliso | East African

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ILAM

Lament with raft rattle. The rattle has seeds inside a hollow raft of stout grass stalks.
"They put poison in my beer and that is why I have nochild. I am very worried about the guitar. I do not like to meet anyone. I went to my doctor to make myself effective to get a child. I asked my uncle if he had seen the way I dance. Did the old people kill a man on account of his dancing - or does that only happen to me?"
Details from ILAM field card H1P16

1955-10-08 Chibuto district | Gomez o Feliciano, Muntano | Hlanganu | ILAM | Lament | Mozambique | Portuguese East Africa | Raft rattle | Southern African | Sul do Save Province | Tonga
Pongolo | 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 (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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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
"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
"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
Ambia - "Mother-in-law" | Southern African

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ILAM

Self delectative song with mbira dza WaNdau. The performer is one of the few Tonga people who have learnt to play the Ndau instrument, the mbira dza WaNdau, which has travelled southwards since the time of the Shangaan chief Ngungunyana for whom the Ndau fought as a subservient tribe during the latter half of the nineteenth century. Several of the fighting men stayed in the south and married Tsonga women and their children have used the paternal instrument, singing to it traditional songs.Further details refer ILAM field card no. H1R-8.

1955-10-11 Bileni district | Fabiao Dingani Mashawa | Hlanganu | ILAM | Mbira | Mozambique | Portuguese East Africa | Southern African | Sul do Save Province | Tonga
Maria wa Ntumbi | East African

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ILAM

Self-delectative song with Chipendane braced mouth bow, with rattle, whistle and whistling. Further details refer ILAM field card (G1A8)

Sauti Matseno (Composer/Performer)

1954-06-06 bow | Chipendane | East African | Hlungwe | ILAM | Mozambique | Panda | Portuguese East Africa | Rattle | Sauti Matseno | Self-delectative song | Southern African | Tswa | Whistle
Tingana mukon'wana | East African

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ILAM

Topical song with guitar. " At your home you give a person to the spirit Sikwembo. But at my house we only give a chicken to Sikwembo. Then we kill a second chicken and cook sadza porridge so that the spirit's fowl may come and eat both the sadza and the cooked fowl." The song refers to an argument between a man and wife and the diviner through whom the spirit is approached.
Details from ILAM record number TP4274-H1P16

1955-08-10 Chibuto district | Gomez o Feliciano, Muntano | Guitar | Hlanganu | ILAM | Indigenous music | Mozambique | Portuguese East Africa | Southern African | Sul do Save Province | Tonga | Topical song
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