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The Wandering Microphone

fri 8 nov 2019 21:00 

Field recordings and historical recordings by Jan Kruit and Maxim Chapochnikov. Tanzania : music of the Wagogo

In this episode of the Wandering Microphone we will pay attention to the music of the Wagogo, a group of indigenous Bantu people living in the heart of Tanzania.

The Wagogo people have a rich oral tradition in which dance and music play a key role. Their music is particularly known for its hypnotising, polyphonic vocal parts, which are performed on several social happenings like harvest, circumcision and also just for the fun of it. The polyphonic vocals are accompanied by percussion as well as typical Gogo instruments like the ilimba and the izeze.

 

Playlist:

 

  1. Nhonyi Maluwatu – Drum Rhythm (2:36)
  2. Ngaina Nolo/Mtonya Bota – Malume Gasimba Chilumenda (2:47)
  3. Ngaina Nolo/Mtonya Bota – Chuma Che Nledi Nkigaila (2:09) track)

CD : Tanzania Instruments: Tanganyika 1950, SWP records 2003]

 

  1. Various Artists Gago Ga Kwimba (2:40)
  2. Various Artists – Ishirini Na Tano (1:57)
  3. Various Artists – Ane Msau Gwe (4:51)
  4. Various Artists – Chalo Gwe(3:38)
  5. Various Artists – Mawanza Ga Wadodo (8:45)
  6. Various Artists – Ngadugwe (2:06)
  7. Various Artists – Mhinza Janet (4:29)
  8. Various Artists – Nyanghanga (4:52)
  9. Various Artists – Msao (2:51)
  10. Various Artists – Inamazengo (4:59)

CD : Wagogo Chants Ocora (2000)

  1. Gogo People – Kikombo Zeze (2:44)
  2. Gogo People – Vipango Orchestra (1:47)
  3. Gogo People – Songs Of Cultivation (3:30)

 

CD : Fabulous Gogo Music from Tanzania – Sapra Ltd CMIL 98, recorded by David   Fanshawe

 

  1. Izeze (1:05)