Matchume Zango

An ambassador for Mozambican music and culture

The Story

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 several countries. In Mozambique, he maintains his role as one of the founding members of Timbila Muzimba and the Warethwa Cultural Association.


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