"Mwemiso" Movement | Southern African

Title: 
"Mwemiso" Movement
Album title: 

Ngodo of Regulo Mikumbi

Audio: 

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Description: 

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

Composer: 

Joni Zandamela (Leader)

Date: 
1955-09-30
Format: 

78 RPM acetate record

Format: 

00:03:08

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: 

Research number: H1J2

Source: 

Tape number: J1

Source: 

ILAM-1 (2)

Source: 

Sound of Africa series number: TR-1 A3

Rights: 

International Library of African Music

Publisher: 

International Library of African Music

Identifier (disa): 
mus1955-09-30.036.018.AC1275-H1J2
Identifier (original): 
AC1275-H1J2
Identifier (greenstone export db): 
10086