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Ngoni

 

(also Angoni, Mazitu, Mgwangara), a people living in parts of Malawi (approximately 250,000; 1970, estimate), Zambia (approximately 100,000), and Tanzania (approximately 150,000).

The Ngoni are related to the Zulus. They settled in their present territories in the first half of the 19th century, when they fled northward from Natal. The Ngoni have lost their native Zulu language and speak languages of their neighbors (Nyanja, Thonga, Mande, and Swahili). They have retained traditional religious beliefs (worship of natural forces; cult of ancestors); some have become Muslims. The Ngoni raise cattle, engage in farming, and work on plantations where sisal, cotton, and other crops are grown.

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But as well as being a professional cycling unit promoting African talent, Qhubeka, which means aACAyto progress' or aACAymove forward' in Ngoni (Zulu, Xhosi) is also a non profit organisation aiming to supply 5,000 underprivileged children throughout Africa with bikes by the end of the year through their #BicyclesChangeLives campaign.
He then looks to modern West Africa where scholars have identified over 60 plucked lutes, 11 of which (including the ngoni and the akonting or ekonting) share many of the attributes of the early gourd banjos described or found in the New World.
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Recorded live, Ba Power is an album featuring Malian virtuoso Bassekou Kouyate's mastery of the ngoni lute, a tradition passed down through his ancestors.
Hawa Kasse Mady (vocals), Lassana Diabate (belafon - a wooden-keyed instrument similar to the vibraphone) and Mamadou Kouyate (son of Bassekou) on the ngoni comprise the group.
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The ngoni is a West African traditional hand-held stringed instrument.
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The first point is that displaced Bantu languages such as Ngoni from South Africa to Tanzania and the Bantu Mushungulu from Tanzania to Somalia reveal insights into general language adaptation, and that the mixed Swahili varieties along the Monzambique coast also show a loss of a special contact situation.
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Avec sa voix chaleureuse et jouant tantot du ngoni, tantot de la mandole, Sahmaoui etait accompagne de cinq musiciens de University of Gnawa, leurs instruments autant traditionnels que modernes: Herve Samba la guitare, Cheikh Diallo(kora, claviers), Alune Wade(basse), Adhil Mirghani(percussions), Mamoune Dehane(calebasse).