Muchongolo (Part I) | Southern African

Title: 
Muchongolo (Part I)
Audio: 

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Description: 

Dance music for Muchongolo Tumbling dance with 3 drums and clappers. Recorded at C.M.R. Mine, Transvaal, South Africa. The tumbling dance which has been developed by the Ndau people has not only spread south to neighbouring tribes, but has now become a favourite spectacle on the gold mines of South Africa, where its performance delights the miners of other tribes as well. It is usually acrobatic and humorous, and is performed to complex rhythms on the drums.
The performance of the dancers is frequently of a high order demanding considerable gymnastic ability. Details from ILAM field card (H1F-4A - B)

Artist(s): 

Ndau dancers. Leader: Pedro Simau Balani

Date: 
1955-11-06
Format: 

78 RPM acetate record

Format: 

00:01:11

Format: 

Sound Forge v. 8

Format: 

Technics SP - 10 MKII direct drive turntable

Format: 

Vestax BDT-2500 belt drive turntable

Format: 

Studer Revox interface SP 10-8

Source: 

H1F4A

Source: 

Master number ILAM 20(8)

Source: 

Sound of Africa series number TR-3 A8

Source: 

Tape number H13

Rights: 

International Library of African Music

Publisher: 

International Library of African Music

Identifier (disa): 
mus1955-11-06.036.018.AC1290-H1F4A
Identifier (original): 
AC1290-H1F4A
Identifier (greenstone export db): 
9438