Chopi timbila music

Abstract

It is surprising that Chopi timbila xylophone music, one of the complex and organised musics of the world, has attracted so little ethnomusicological attention. Its sound hasbeen known to the world since Hugh Tracey's recordings in 1942/3, published first on 78rpm discs in the late 1940s, and his book Chopi Musicians, 1948. Portuguese and other written descriptions from as early as 1560 focus on the visual impression andthe instruments. Recent research by Chopi writers focuses on ethnography and the analysis of the lyrics (Munguambe 2000; Jopela, pending). But the music itself?

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Published
2011-11-30
How to Cite
Tracey, A. “Chopi Timbila Music”. African Music: Journal of the International Library of African Music, Vol. 9, no. 1, Nov. 2011, p. [7]-32, doi:https://doi.org/10.21504/amj.v9i1.1756.

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