Born and raised in Maputo, Mozambique, master timbila player and percussionist Matchume Zango is well known in the Southern African region for his many collaboration with international musicians and his spectacular timbila and dance shows. Matchume earned both his Bachelor and Master degrees in Music Performance at University of Cape Town (UCT). While studying at UCT, he was employed as a lecturer at the university and began composing and performing traditional, experimental and fusion music for various departments including theatre, dance and cinema. In addition to UCT, he has given workshops and courses in Mozambican music and dance at schools and universities in severalcountries. In Mozambique, he maintains his role as one of the founding members of Timbila Muzimba and the Warethwa Cultural Association.
MATCHUME ZANGO - WATA M'CANDE (FJSA003)
Cândido Salomão Zango, aka “Matchume,” has dedicated himself to Mozambican traditional music and dance since the age of six and began to study music and to handcraft his own instruments such as timbila, mbira, xitende an djembe drums.
Over a period of fifteen years young Matchume toured the world as a performing musician and composer of traditional, experimental and fusion music. His debut album is a reflection on how to integrate Matchume's funky style melting it with what traditional music he was thought. 8 tracks were recorded with musicians from mainly Mozambique such as Chitende, Tinoca Zimba, Djibra Mussa, Max Kapacete Kanynda, Alex Gulele and Jorge Cesar. The track Fela Matchume is a result of an international collaboration with FOREST JAM and was recorded at Matchume's studio in Maputo featuring Nicky Shange, Cyril Michel, Julian Dillier, Lerato Lichaba,Carlo Menet, Matthias Abaecherli & Gontse Makhene. Download or stream Wata M’Cande by clicking on these links iTunes Deezer Spotify