Gehende Musik aus allen Himmelsrichtungen / Music on the move
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During a workshop held at Sinazongwe Basic School in Zambia by the Tonga.Online team last week the Parade documentary was shown. This was the first time that the Sinazongwe community had the chance to watch their relatives from the group Maliko performing Ngoma Buntibe as far away in Europe at the [...]

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In July the Windhund set sail for East Africa where another encounter with the Zanzibari Zumari duo Sekembuke & Siga took place. The tour kicked off with a concert at Mtoni Palace, the birth place of Princess Salme.
A four day workshop at Dhow Countries Music Academy (DCMA) followed where the Austrian musicians encountered [...]

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Otto Lechner & Windhund featuring Siga & Sekembuke
Zumari Horns from Zanzibar
Monday, 24th May, 19:00, Linzfest 2010, Linz
Tuesday, 1st June, 20:30, Orpheum, Graz
Monday, 7th June, 21:00, Porgy&Bess, Vienna
Otto Lechner, accordion
Melissa Coleman, cello  
Mathias Jakišić, e-violin  
Karl Ritter, guitar
Peter Rosmanith, percussion 
featuring: Siga & Sekembuke:
Shaaban Muasi Vuai (Sekembuke), Zumari horn
Hussein Fereji Azani (Siga), Zumari horn
The Windhund are often embarking on [...]

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Otto Lechner & Windhund featuring Siga & Sekembuke
Zumari Horns from Zanzibar
Montag, 24. Mai, 19:00, Linzfest 2010, Linz
Dienstag, 1. Juni, 20:30, Orpheum, Graz
Montag, 7. Juni, 21:00, Porgy&Bess, Wien
Otto Lechner, Akkordeon
Melissa Coleman, Cello
Matthias Jakišić, E-Violine
Karl Ritter, Gitarre
Peter Rosmanith, Perkussion
featuring: Siga & Sekembuke:
Shaaban Muasi Vuai (Sekembuke), Zumari horn
Hussein Fereji Azani (Siga), Zumari horn

Die Windhund sind oft in verschiedensten [...]

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Already at the end of January there was a review and planning workshop for Tonga.Online project held in Binga / Zimbabwe with members of Simonga and Maliko groups attending. Everybody applauded the participation at Parade in Linz / Austria as a major achievement for the promotion of Tonga music and culture. Some photos of the [...]

Categories: Documentation, Sekembuke & Siga | 1 Comment

In cooperation with DCMA the Zanzibari Zumari players Sekembuke & Siga left for a 2 weeks trip to Austria in April 2009 to take part in Parade - a project for Linz 2009 European Capital of Culture. DCMA would like to invite you to the presentation of this project, which will be presented by Shaaban [...]

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End of September the /Parade/ made it once more and somehow full circle to where the idea originated from: to the Tonga villages along the Zambezi river in Zimbabwe. In fact, the way the Tonga Ngoma Buntibe music uses space was the inspiration and core for the concept of “Parade” as designed by the late [...]

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When we reached home, a welcome party was held inviting the Maliko group which remained behind. The jerseys and boots brought along from Austria (a gift from wellwishers at Heim.Art in Neufelden) were donated to the surrounding schools, namely Makonkonto Basic School, Siamuyala School, Fisheries School and Sinazongwe Basic School.
Appreciating the go-team when it was [...]

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The two Tonga groups of musicians, Simonga from Siachilaba in Binga district in Zimbabwe and Maliko from Sinazongwe in Zambia, who formed a joint ensemble as one of the highlights of Parade at Linz 2009 Cultural Capital of Europe in May are going to continue their collaboration across the waters of Lake Kariba.
Unfortunately this year’s [...]

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The Masterdrummers of Nepal, Simonga-Maliko from Zimbabwe and Zambia, Sekembuke & Siga from Zanzibar and Lege Lege Foli from Burkina Faso were the first groups to arrive on Wednesday morning in Linz for the Parade. After a tour to visit today the three Parade sites the musicians met at the Posthof for a welcome party [...]

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Dear all.
Simonga/Maliko got together on the 26th for the final rehearsal and parade before Linz09. Yesterday the group had a parade at the Victoria Falls, across the bridge and in Livingstone Town. In the afternoon was shopping time and right now, the group is rearing to go. Take-off time is 1330 and we should be [...]

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Zuerst die gute Nachricht: alle an der Parade teilnehmenden MusikerInnen von außerhalb Europas haben letztendlich die Visa Hürden geschafft!
Das ist keineswegs selbstverständlich, sind doch generell die Einreisebestimmungen in Richtung Europa in den letzten Jahren gerade auch für KünstlerInnen immer restriktiver geworden. Dies steht in starkem Kontrast zu der Tatsache, daß in Zeiten der Globalisierung die [...]

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Benefizkonzert des Rotary Clubs Linz Süd
für ein Solarenergieprojekt an drei Schulen im Tonga Gebiet / Zimbabwe
Am Dienstag, 5. Mai, 19.30 im Neuen Rathaus, Linz
Der Rotary Club Linz Süd unterstützt gemeinsam mit seinem Counterpart Rotary Club Belmont in Bulawayo und Rotary International drei Schulen im entlegenen Tonga Gebiet von Zimbabwe bei der Elektrifizierung mittels Solarenergie. Ein [...]

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Simonga-Maliko is set to parade across the Mighty Zambezi River, more than fifty years after the rising waters of the Zambezi forced the BaTonga from the fertile soils in the Zambezi Valley to the higher lying lands in Zimbabwe and Zambia.
The group will perform from Chinotimba Beer hall to Tshakas Den Craft centre at the [...]

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“Tunasubiri kwa hamu sana kwenda kuona maisha ya huko, si unajua hatujawahi kufika Austria, tunaamini itakuwa raha sana!”
Sekembuke and Siga are delighted that they are part of the European Capital of Culture, Linz 09 through the Parade. They are happy to be the only group chosen from the United Republic of Tanzania (which comprises the [...]

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Die alte Tradition der Marschmusik erhält bei der großen Linz-Parade neue Klangstrukturen. Die 8-köpfige Bläsergruppe „Donau Brass“ unter der Leitung von Oboistin Cornelia Pesendorfer wird – ganz traditionell eben – fleißig dahinmarschieren, dabei aber die vertrauten Blasmusikklänge von Polka und Marschmusik mitunter ganz anders als notiert zum Besten geben bzw. mit Improvisationen verzieren. Die Klangmeister [...]

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Email concerning visa applications for Simonga-Maliko:
Thanks for your mail, it’s always nice to hear from you.
Now, the latest is that last night i was talking with Hon.Chief Sinazongwe, who told me that the passport for the other Cultural Participant which had missed, was actually found after some inquiries where made with Immigration Department- Passports Office. [...]

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In der Reihe “Kunst und Wissenschaft?” im Kepler Salon ist am 3.Mai Gert-Matthias Wegner, der die Masterdrummers of Nepal zur Parade begleitet, zu Gast.

Die Stadt als Partitur. Musik in Stadtraum und Ritual bei den Newar im Kathmandu-Tal

Beim Linz09-Projekt „Parade“ werden unter anderem die „Masterdrummers of Nepal“ auftreten. Sie gehören zum Volk der Newar, deren Musikleben [...]

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Das Kulturfestival & Symposium Extra Europa wurde gestern eröffnet. Mit dabei im Programm sind hornroh aus der Schweiz die mit ihren Alphörner an der Parade teilnehmen werden.
The Culture festival & symposium Extra Europa has started yesterday. Part of its programme are hornroh from Switzerland who will join the Parade with their alpenhorns.
“Zu Gast bei Parade
Alphorn-Musik auf ungewohnten [...]

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We, the musicians from Bhaktapur, Nepal are thrilled to visit Austria for the first time. We heard that there is plenty of clean air and water available for everyone and electricity supply for twenty-four hours a day. Could this be true? Here in the Kathmandu Valley we get four hours of electricity per day, if [...]