Music from Mozambique, Vol 3 Chordophonic Music CD
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men may be garbage collectors and street sweepers by day, but virtuosic
timbila players by night. Timbila, a type of xylophone in this case
using tin-can resonators instead of the traditional massala fruit shell
one might still find in the country, are gathered into a percussion
orchestra to play partially improvised, complex contrapuntal music.
Beyond the sounds of the timbila, a pair of brothers who sell charcoal
for their living expertly play the shitendé and shivelan, stringed
instruments played with sticks or bows. This is music of Chopi
workersfrom the cities and the countryside.
101 Shitende Luis Naife 5:48
102 Shitende Fernando Naife 5:14
103 Shivelan José Mahombé 2:56
104 Shivelan Jose Mahombe 5:49
105 Timbila Solo Spooni Wilessene 1:58
106 Timbila and Shivelan Macauze and Afredo Malangane 2:20
107 Orchestral Timbila Orchestral Timbila of Buqué, Zandmela 3:45
201 Orchestral Timbila of Xipamanine Shipamanine Timbila Orchestra 20:58
202 Zora Drums Zora group of Maputo, Mozambique 5:57