Arnold Chiwalala Band WITO – Chizentele Music

The very first time I saw and heard the kantele I was touched by its sound. It somehow reminded me of the sound of Zeze (the instrument I played in Tanzania, which I was taught by Dr. Hukwe Zawose), a sound which ignites the imagination.

”Chizentele” is a hybrid name to represent hybrid music: ”Chi” comes from my last name, ”ze” has connection with zeze the Tanzanian stringed instrument I played earlier and ”ntele” comes from the word kantele. Chizentele music can simply be described as, kantele and rhythm, with or without singing. Added to that, the inventor’s artistic creativity and vision play a vital role in the style. I have used the kantele to compose and write all the songs played on this CD. Karibu! – You are welcome!

Arnold Chiwalala

Äänitys ja miksaus: Ilari Suonpää
Masterointi: Jaakko Viitalähde


Arnold Chiwalala: 10-kielinen kantele, laulu, vihellys
Topi Korhonen: Trumpetti, kitara, taustalaulu
Libasse Sall: Bassokitara
Sami Kurppa: Klarinetti, saksofoni, koskettimet
Ricardo Padilla: Perkussiot
Menard Mpondo: Ngoma rummut

Kaikkien kappaleiden sävellykset ja sanoitukset Arnold Chiwalala.
Kappaleiden sovitus Arnold Chiwalala & yhtye

1. Usiogope

2. Naitikia Wito

3. Mbio Za Nini

4. Bandubandu

5. Nalukila Mayo

6. Amka

7. Amani Yetu

8. Twende Polepole

9. Vigelegele

10. Pambazuko