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Mvet ai Mendzang

Die Musik der Beti in Kamerun
Museum Collection Berlin
Product number: SM 17112
Edition: 80-page booklet
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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.


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"

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Mvet ai Mendzang
Die Musik der Beti in Kamerun
Museum Collection Berlin
80-page booklet
73 ′45 ′′

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Product number:
SM 17112
0,18 kg

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