FTX-811 - THE NGODO OF BANGUZA
Xylophone Orchestras - 2
Ngodo of Regulo Banguza (1963) TR 199-200. Leader: Joao Nemba
Mboteya, Filipi Banguza's village, Zavala District, Sul de Save Province, Mozambique
- 16 Timbila xylophones - 1 Chilanzane(treble), 8 Sange(alto), 2 Doli(tenor),
2 Debunda (bass), 2 Gulu (double bass) & 4 Njele (rattles)Recorded by Dr
Hugh Tracey 1957-63.
1. Msitso woKhata (First Introduction) - 2.26
2. Msitso weMbidi (2nd) - 2.03
3. Msitso we Raru (3rd) - 2.13
4. Ngeniso (The entry) - 5.18
5. Chidanuwana (The small call) - 5.50
6. Mdano wa hombe (The great call) - 3.12
7. Shibudu (The coming Out) - 2.10
8. Mzeno (The advance) - 10.43
9. Msumeto (Cries & The Retreat) - 1.39
10. Mabandlha (The Councillors) - 5.47
11. Msitso wo gwita (The Close) - 2.34
12. SOGA (a) TR-140 (B.7) 1.16 (b) TR-140 (B8)1.28 (a) Odhanga igulogulo (You come every afternoon) b) Obuwala bwe Nawanende (Girls of Nawanende) Two instrumental tunes on a 16-note Mbaire xylophone, played by 4 players led by Kyotalye Wakabi, Kamodi Ssaza, Jinja, Uganda, rec. 1952.
13. BENGE (a) TR 128 (Bi) Lenze 1.21(b) TR-128 (B2) Banga 1.35 Two Topical Songs with Kpinbi 6-note xylophone having loose notes; I peg each on anana stalks. 1952, Zaka Francois & Benge women, Bondo, N.Congo. Tuning: 672, 592, 528, 4%, 448, 392 (hexatonic).
14. LUBA (a) TR-35(A4) Kapinga yamba 3.22 (b) TR-B2) Jirigaya dya kabonga 3.11 Two Madimba xylophones with 2 goblet drums & 1 ligazi basket rattle with group of Lulua men and women, Territoire Dibaya, Dist. Kabinda, Congo Belge, rec. Cite Indigene, Panda Jadotville, 1957. (a) Kushemashi dance and (b) a song of greeting. The mirlitons on the gourds of the xylophones are on nipples inserted into the side on a piece of gourd neck, fastened with wax
15. NYANJA/MANG'ANJA (a) TR 89 (Al) 1.58 (b) TR-89 (A.2) 2.39 (a) Sesa (To sweep) & (b) Sengeledo (his name). 2 Ulimba dances played by Dzowa (17 years old) with 3 young Mang'anja boys, E. Tengani, Port Herald Dist., S. Nyasaland, 1958. Crudely made 2 frame xylophones on 3 legs. Resonating gourds fastened alternately up and down. Length:64 ins. Lowest note:24 ins. and highest: 10 ins. Open mirlitons of cigarette papers. Central octave 252, 232, 210, 190,174, 158, 144, 126.
16. LOZI (a) TR- 67 (B1) Lyala - LiyaIa dance for sick people with Ngaka diviner - 3 drums and Silimba xylophone (- x 12-) and rattles, Bajizi ba Milopa, Mongu Dist., Barotseland 1957 - 2.56. (b) TR-184 (A5) Siyemboka dance with Silimba xylophone & 3 drums, Balisa Ita Milopa, Mongu Dist.1957 -
17. SWAHILI/NGUJA (a) TR- 170 (A4) 2.42 Bwana Moshi ufunguo nakupa wasia. Humorous song with Malimba xylophone X 8 & rattle, Moshi Ufunguo & party, Tabora, Tanganlyka, 1950. Small xylophone said to have come from the Manyema people in the Congo. ( b) TR-171 (A4) Mkwaju dance song with Marimba xylophone, rattle & friction stick, Oman Saidi, Swahili men, Zanzibar 1950 - 2.42
18. NYORO (a) TR-133 (A8) Rwosere (b)TR133 (A9) Musingasingu yakora egali Dances with Ntara xylophone 16 loose notes on temporary banana stalk supports. Misaki Muswankuli & Ruli men, Kigumba Gombolole Masindi Dist., Uganda, 1950 -
19. GANDA (a) TR-137 (An) Kalagala 2.34.Instrumental with loose-note xylophone tuned: 776, 88, 608, 520, 456, 388, 344,.304, 260, 228, 194, 172vs.giving intervals within the octave (from 344 to 172):14, 271, 227.280 and 208 cents. (b) TR-138 (A2) Batwala bafe 1.36 Instrumental with 1 Madinda xylophone with 12 loose notes supported on banana stalks. Ssaza Chief Kago & nephew Danieri Seruwanikc, Kasangati, Kampala, Uganda 1952. Longest note: 35" and shortest 24", average width: 32'/2 - 464, 396, 360, 308, 264, 232 vps. 464 & 232 being 3rd & 8th notes. Others in the corresponding octave
20. NYANJA/ MANGANJA (a) TR-89 (B6) Mwezi mtondo (The month after next) Instrumental played by the son and nephew of the Chief (aged 6 & 8) on loose-note Magogodo xylophone, Katunga, Chikwawa Dist., S. Nyasaland, 1958. Tuning: 832, 624, 576, 480, 24,384, 312, 288, 240, 212vps -1.08. (b) TR- 93 (BI) Kulira kwa ng'omba 3.02 (Song of Ground Hornbill) 10 note xylophone set on two banana stalks & dividing sticks. Lonesi Chewame & Toni Hetara, Katinga,Chikwawa Dist., S. Nyasaland 1958 - 3.02
21. LOZI TR 51 (B7)Fulal sinali meya (An aeroplane flies fast - monkey died trying to catch it) Topical song with Silimba xylophone with 9 notes, Group of Lozi men, Mangu Dist. rec. Nchanga Mine, Chingo Ia, Rhodesia 1957 - 2.58"
First published by arrangement with the ILAM on Folktrax Cassettes
1977. Phonographic copyright control. Copyright: The International Library of
For general introduction - see Folktrax FTX-805
See also FTX-810 - XYLOPHONES vol 1 THE NGODO OF REGULO MAVILA
with 12 movements and analyses of two of them.