Portuguese East Africa

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Title Audio Collection Description Composersort icon Date All terms
"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
O bail dura ate amanha | East African

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ILAM

Dance song for the Rumba. Further details refer to ILAM field card no. D8I5.

Moises Ribeiro Manyati (Composer)

1950-11-03 Dance song | East African | Grupo Manjacaziana | Guitar | ILAM | Mandoline | Manyakaze | Moises Ribeiro Manyati | Mozambique | Portuguese | Portuguese East Africa
Salane Chaimane | Southern African

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ILAM

Folk music - Yodelling song on Shipendani bow.
Further details refer ILAM field card (P5)

Mondlane (Performer)

1948-03-14 bow | Folk music | Hlengwe | ILAM | Kgatla | Mondlane | Mozambique | Portuguese East Africa | Shipendani | Southern African | Tswa | Yodelling
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
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
Anyamata a K.A.R. tiyeni kunkhondo | East African

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM shellac record number: TP1208

Soldiers (Performer)
Composer not specified

1949-00-00 East African | ILAM | Marching song | Mozambique | Ngoni | Portuguese East Africa | Soldier's song | Southern African | Unaccompanied | Zulu
Kambembe chidiwo | East African

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM shellac record number: TP1209

Soldiers (Performer)
Composer not specified

1949-00-00 East African | ILAM | Indigenous music | Mozambique | Portuguese East Africa | Sena | Southern African | Unaccompanied | Wedding song
Nodoo nimalimbango beleta | East African

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ILAM

Baili dance song. Further details refer ILAM shellac record number: TP1210

Soldiers (Performer)
Composer not specified

1949-00-00 Baili | Chiwabo | Chiwambo | Chwabo | Dance song | East African | ILAM | Indigenous music | Mozambique | Portuguese East Africa | Southern African | Unaccompanied
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
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