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Mvet ai Mendzang

Mvet ai Mendzang

Music of the Beti in Cameroon

Museum Collection Berlin


Ndeng Joseph / Ebanga Théophile / Awono Ekahi Jean / Ensemble "Mendzang M'Ekum Adjap" / Ensemble from Nsimi Yetulu / The modern xylophone group "André-Band-Essé"


  • Edition: CD, 80-page booklet
  • Year: 2005
  • Order No.: SM 17112
€23.50  *
Incl. VAT and excl. shipping Weight: 0.18 kg

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Description
The zither with notched bridge, "mvet," and the "mendzang" xylophone are the most important musical instruments of the Beti of southern Cameroon. Traditional epic ballads and love songs are accompanied by the zither. The xylophone groups play very rhythmically and melodiously, in general on public and festive occasions.
The recordings for this CD within WERGO's series "Museum Collection Berlin" were made in 1984 in Cameroon and in 1989 in Berlin, at a time when this tradition was still alive. First recordings.

This production received the quarterly German Record Critics' Award.
Details
Content text: Mvet songs:
Ndeng Joseph
Ebanga Théophile
Awono Ekahi Jean
Mendzang music:
Ensemble "Mendzang M'Ekum Adjap"
Ensemble from Nsimi Yetulu
Modern xylophone group "André-Band-Essé"
EAN: 4010228171129
Performance duration: 73'45"
Publisher: Wergo
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The zither with notched bridge, "mvet," and the "mendzang" xylophone are the most important musical instruments of the Beti of southern Cameroon. Traditional epic ballads and love songs are accompanied by the zither. The xylophone groups play very rhythmically and melodiously, in general on public and festive occasions.
The recordings for this CD within WERGO's series "Museum Collection Berlin" were made in 1984 in Cameroon and in 1989 in Berlin, at a time when this tradition was still alive. First recordings.

This production received the quarterly German Record Critics' Award.
Content text: Mvet songs:
Ndeng Joseph
Ebanga Théophile
Awono Ekahi Jean
Mendzang music:
Ensemble "Mendzang M'Ekum Adjap"
Ensemble from Nsimi Yetulu
Modern xylophone group "André-Band-Essé"
EAN: 4010228171129
Performance duration: 73'45"
Publisher: Wergo