Portuguese East Africa

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Title Audio Collection Descriptionsort icon Composer Date All terms
Godwa aswibasanga | Southern African

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ILAM

Topical song with guitar. "If you have no child it is no good. Other women have children, they fill the village. There are many men here standing in the queues for going to Johannesburg. You, my wife, you do not want to eat porridge - you want rice. There is no rice here, because I am poor. Go to the rich where they can afford rice."
So she went to a rich man to get her rice, but now she gets no clothes, no shoes, and at last, no food.
Details from ILAM record number TP4274-H1P14

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
Matsaire | East African

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ILAM

Topical song with guitar. Feliciano's pronunciation of Ndau words, they say, is like a child's speech. "Matsaire, you have finished all the people." Matsaire was killed in a certain village, and his ghost came back demanding recompense, under pain of death to all the village. Details from ILAM field card (H1P-10, 11 - 25).

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

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ILAM

Topical song with guitar.
"Now we are well off, my wife, you don't want to know my relatives any more. You want this and that, but not to meet my friends. I have a child who was ill and whom I sent to the herbalist, but although that woman took my money, she did not give my child the right medicine. The herbalist in question was his own grandmother.
Details from ILAM record number TP4274-H1P5

1955-08-10 Chibuto district | Gomez o Feliciano Muntano | Guitar | Hlanganu | ILAM | Indigenous music | Mozambique | Portuguese East Africa | Southern African | Sul do Save | Tonga | Topical song
Mandowa - Parts I. II. III & IV | Southern African

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ILAM

Two dance tunes for Nandowa dance. Further details refer to ILAM field card no. G1A6a.

Zhuake Nasinyi (Performer)

1954-06-06 Dance song | ILAM | Indigenous music | Makulane | Mbira | Mozambique | Ndau | Nova Mambone district | Portuguese East Africa | Southern African | Traditional music | Zhuake Masingi
"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
Konsole |

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ILAM

A lament expressing a longing for home, accompanied by Bangwe board zither
Refer ILAM field card K4

W Nkonde

1948-03-11 ILAM | Lament | Mozambique | Nkonde,W. | nostalgia | Portuguese East Africa | Shangaan | Song | Southern African | Zither
Ntini kachani ka diphiyelo | East African

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ILAM

A lament with clapping. Further details refer to ILAM field card no. CR22

Tindene Chibisufude (Composer/Performer)

1949-06-08 Chopi | Chopi | Clapping | East African | ILAM | Indigenous music | Lament song | Mozambique | Portuguese East Africa | Southern African | Tindene Chibisufude | Zavala
Chitotwane | East African

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ILAM

A lament.. Further details refer to ILAM field card no. CR23

Natiawane wa Chitokiso (Composer/Performer)

1949-06-08 Chopi | Chopi | East African | ILAM | Lament | Mozambique | Natiawane wa Chitokiso | Portuguese East Africa | Southern African | Unaccompanied | Zavala
Ndlama Maritinji | Southern African

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ILAM

A makwaya dance accompanied by a drum and palm leaf rattles attached to the legs. Further details refer ILAM field card number H1R1

Boys and girls from Chief Chigugwana's village

1955-10-11 Chief Chigugwana's village | Clapping | Drum | Folk music | ILAM | Indigenous music | Makwaya dance | Mozambique | Portuguese East Africa | Rattle containers made of palm leaf | Seeds | Shangaan | Southern African | Tonga | Traditional music
Ndlama | Southern African

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ILAM

A makwaya dance accompanied by a drum and palm leaf rattles attached to the legs. Further details refer ILAM field card number H1R2

Boys and girls from Chief Chigugwana's village

1955-10-11 Chief Chigugwana's village | Clapping | dance | Drum | Folk music | ILAM | Indigenous music | Makwaya dance | Mozambique | Portuguese East Africa | Rattle containers made of palm leaf | Shangaan | Southern African | Tonga | Traditional music
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