The kalumbu is a one-stringed musical bow, the ancient origins of which lie with the San people. In Zambia only found amongst the Ba-Tonga and Ba-Ila peoples of Southern Province. Chris Haambwiila is an Ila from Chitongo village and one of the best kalumbu players to be found.
The berimbau- inspired classic by Brazilian music legend Baden Powell. Lyrics by Vinicius de Moraes, includes the wonderful lyric..
'Capoeira que é bom, não cai. E se um dia ele cai, cai bem'
Madosini Manqina - Queen of South Africa's Pondoland Music
Madosini, from Langa township outside Cape Town South Africa, is a master story-teller, composer and musician.
Naná Vasconcelos - Africadeus (live Rome '83)
mestre of percussion, Mestre Lourimbau in concert.
This is an excerpt of some Field Recordings which were recorded by Nana Kimati Dinizulu in the Northern Region of Ghana, West Africa. The music featured in this segment is performed by Fusani Tia on Jenjeli, which is a one string instrument of the Dagomba people and his son Muhammad Kusani who plays Denkenkelen, an idiophone made iron.
Tulu at Espace Maître Taureau, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
Mestre Acordeon in Singapore, giving an interesting talk and demonstration of the musicality of the berimbau.2011