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Mvet ai Mendzang
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SM 1711 SM 1711
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"Mvet ai Mendzang continues the series Museum Collection Berlin which Wergo produces in cooperation with the Berlin Phonogram Archives. It is a fascinating documentation of the music of the Beti in southern Cameroon, a collector's item for lovers and experts of the traditional music. The mvet (a zither with notched bridge) 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 is played in groups in general on public and festive occasions. These recordings were made in 1984 in Cameroon (near the capital Yaounde and also in the southern part of the country) and in 1989 in Berlin with the group Mendzang M'ekum Adjap."