Matchume Zango

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Maputo, Mozambique


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Matchume has worked for:
English to Africa Service, Voice of America

Matchume Zango

Matchume Zango is  Music  journalist based in Maputo, Mozambique
Cândido Salomão Zango (Matchume)

Composer - Performing artist - Timbila player - Percussionist - Teacher - Dancer

Cândido Salomão Zango, also known as “Matchume”, has dedicated himself
to Mozambican traditional music and dance since the age of six. His
parents and grandparents are originally from Zavala, Inhambane
Province (Mozambique), which is the center of Timbila, a marimba-style
instrument which is revered as part of Mozambique’s national
patrimony. Inspired by this long and passionate tradition of music and
percussion, Matchume began to play, study music and produce
traditional instruments such as timbila, mbira, xitende and djembe
drums.

Current activities : Composer and performer of traditional,
experimental and fusion music (mixes electronic and traditional), for
different art expressions (theatre, cinema, dance,...).

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English

Audio

From The Album Wata Mcande


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