Tribal Ethno Dance ( Tribal Southern Africa)
Drums & Percussion

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TRIBAL ETHNO DANCE - Drum 'n' Metal

Creative production by Airto Moreira
Creative sound engineering by Chris Lewis

This is a unique tribal music release presenting ethnic music produced by Airto Moreira who adds his own style and feelings to the field recordings which used simple recording equipment in rural settings.
Robert Trunz

 

Track Listing (30 Second Samples) 

1. Ubuhle (Wara Wa) - DZM Projects
Composed and Arranged by Changuito, Dizu Plaatjies and Mzwandile Qotoyi
Executive Producers: Dizu Plaatjies and Mzwandile Qotoyi
Published by Peer Music Pty
Ubuhle - The beauty of togetherness. The beauty of being together with some of the best artists - those masters from Cuba - Changuito, Mayito and Robbiefrom Germany. You get the same feel from Airto's contribution - there is a spiritual link between the two musicians who still experience thebeauty of musical togetherness. (Video Link: Changuito recording at downtown studios)

2. Looking Back - Ingube Gout & Pops Mohamed
Composed by Ingube Gout and Pops Mohamed
Published by Kalamazoo. Administered by Peer Music Pty
Purest and by far the earliest form of trance music from the oldest known tribe in Africa - The Khoi-San people or Bushmen. Ingube looks back on the empty promises of the white man's government and it's black African puppets on a string who promised them a return to their traditional hunting grounds - For some it is happening now with the help and intervention of international organisations who made sure the world starts to be more awareof the genocide (Adults got rounded up and killed, their children were given to white farmers because of their skills). It almost eradicated this self efficient and most skilled tribe right through Southern Africa. We recorded Ingube in the Kalahari desert of Namibia and left him with a heavy heart still in the hope that he can ultimately return to his hunting grounds. It might just have been too long a wait for the man with no age - judging by the story Ingube tells he could soon reach a full century in his search for peace and a decent place to live. Ingube and his friends are still hidden away from the eyes of tourists in the Korridors beyond Gobabis on the far western fringe of the desert. (Video Link: Ingube playing his 36 year old bush guitar made of oil can, twigs and wire strings)

3. Irhobane - The Xhosa Singers of Ladyfrere
Composed by Nnowaylete Mbizweni
Executive Producer: Pops Mohamed
Creative Production and Sounds by Airto Moreira
Published by Kalamazoo Music. Administered by Peer Music Pty
Nowayilette Mbizweni - Lead vocals
It's about an argument with her husband who's been drinking again and finally she has enough physical and emotional pain from getting beaten every time.

4. Zuwara Kwenda - Sangoma, Suzan Hendricks and the Traditional Healers.
Composed and lyrics by Suzan Hendricks
Published by Peer Music Pty
Airto Moreira and Mabi Thobejane: Sticks on wooden floor boards
Airto: Low drum &vocals
Chris Lewis and Airto: Electronically synthesised tree branch waves
Changuito and Mayito: Congas
Zuwara Kwenda - Something must happen - take these provisions to the hungry folks to eat. We all have to rejoice and give thanks to our ancestors. One of Suzan Hendricks's (right) celebration songs which we first recorded in 1994 and released on the Outernational Meltdown release "Healers Brew".

5. Umtshotsho (Part 1) -The Xhosa Singers of Ladyfrere
Composed by Nogcinile Yekani
Produced by Pops Mohamed
Published by Kalamazoo Music. Administered by Peer Music Pty
Nogcinile Yekani: Mouthbow and whistles
Airto Moreira: Berimbao
She was sick and heard the gossip in the village that she was thinking too much about herself! Time for all of us to look into our own mirror.

6. Maswengwane - The Xhosa Singers of Ladyfrere
Executive Producer: Pops Mohamed
Creative Production and sounds by Airto Moreira
Published by Kalamazoo Music. Administered by Peer Music Pty

7. Sfebe Sendoda (Playboy) - DZM Projects
Produced, Composed and Arranged by Dizu Plaatjies and Mzwndile Qotoyi
Special natural percussion and effects by Airto Moreira
Published by M.E.L.T2000 Publishing Ltd.
Amampondo's Dizu Plaatjies and Mzwandile (right)are among the very few in South Africa who made preservation of traditional music their goal crossing into the electronic dance scene with true tribal music and modern percussion which is another of our goals. (Video Link: Amampondo choir during the recordings in Johannesburg)

8. Ngihawukele Thonga Lami - Sangoma Suzan Hendricks & The Traditional Healers
Composed by Suzan Hendricks
Published by Peer Music Pty
Airto Moreira: Woodblock, Low and high drum
"Ngihawukele Thonga Lami - Have mercy on me! Please listen to my plea, please listen. I am the way I am, not out of my own free will, but because this is exactly how you wanted to be". This is a healing song of a sick person talking to the ancestors asking for mercy.

9. Qan Dan Do Do (Instrumental) - Anna Ingube & The Khoi-San Girls
Performed composed and arranged by Anna Igube
Executive Producer: Pops Mohamed
Published by Kalamazoo Music. Administered by Peer Music Pty.
Airto Moreira: vocal FX and paper sheets
Trance music is almost as old as the Bushmen tribe of the Kalahari itself. Polio victim Anna (left) who walks the dessert sand on two gloved hands faster than many on two legs is the true master of trance. On this track she uses a 5 litre oil can to make her mouthbow resonate by bending the bow onto the can while her companion beats the steel string at a rhythm. Qan Do Do - God help us. There is another version of this song on Pops' album, How Far Have We Come? (BW088) (Video Link: Ingube and Katrina performing in the Kalahari desert.)

10. Umtshotsho (Part 2) -The Xhosa Singers of Ladyfrere
Lead vocal and composer - Nosamthingi Ntese
Executive producer - Pops Mohamed
Creative production and sounds - Airto Moreira
Published by Kalamazoo Music. Administered by Peer Music Pty
Love song or lullaby for little girls and boys.

11. Abangoma Bashaya Umoya (The Healers are fighting the spirit) - Sangoma
Suzan Hendricks and the Traditional Healers (Jessie, Jane, Esau and Mantombi)Composed by Suzan Hendricks
Published by Peer Music Pty
Airto Moreira - Low drum
A chosen person becomes ill because she resists the calling of the spirits to become a Sangoma (Traditional Healer). Video Link: Sangomas at the studio

12. Inkosi Yamapondo (King of the Mpondos)- DZM Projects
New composition based on a traditional song by Dizu Plaatjies, Mzwandile
Qotoyi and Mangaliso Maxanjana.
Arranged by Changuito (Jose Luis Quintana) Dizu Plaatjies and Mzwandile Qotoyi.
Produced by Dizu Plaatjies, Mzwandile Qotoyi, Airto Moreira and Robert
Trunz.