This is a non-commercial website, created by Stefan Franke, Berlin, Germany, and edited by our project team. We do not use ads. Our address is https://matepe.org.
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The primary objective of this project is to help preserving the matepe music culture of Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
This site provides videos and information to enable people from these countries, in the diaspora, and those interested worldwide to build the instrument and learn its repertoire.
By registering on this site you agree to the terms and conditions below. In return, you will receive the license to use all materials for personal learning and teaching of repertoire and instrument making.
All other uses of the materials, in particular for commercial or other purposes that do not directly correspond to the project objective mentioned above, are excluded from this “automatic” license.
A license for further use requires consultation with the authors. It will usually be granted given that it does not contradict the project goals or suggest exploitative intentions. Please get in touch.
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