| Zimbabwe || Matabeleland North || Hwange || || Bemba || || 1957 || Hugh Tracey |
Language and title:
original language: Bemba
title in original language: Kasonde waritumpa, Kasonde mubanga
title in English: Kasondi is stupid
| type || # performers || instrument (type) || singing voice
| Solo || 1 || (rattle)
|| - |
| Solo || 1 || (struck object)
|| - |
function: narrative song
length: 3:24 min.
not available online
"The Sound of Africa Series - Sons d'Afrique Series"
Reference AMA. TR-23
Topical song with rattle pole and bottle struck with a spoon.
Recording: Wankie Colliery, Wankie, South Rhodesia.
The rattle was composed of a wire hoop mounted on a pole about 6 feet high. A transverse wire had pieces of iron threaded on it, which rattled when the rattle-player struck the end of the pole on the ground and struck the side of the pole rhythmically in syncopation with the palm of his left hand.
Octave reduced tone scale
All pitch candidates
Melodic progress (fragment)