| Zimbabwe || Matabeleland North || Hwange || || Bemba || || 1957 || Hugh Tracey |
Language and title:
original language: Bemba
title in original language: Mayo
title in English: My mother
| type || # performers || instrument (type) || singing voice
| Solo || 1 || (rattle)
|| - |
| Solo || 1 || (struck object)
|| - |
function: narrative song
length: 3:51 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.
"My child is sick, you the doctor must look after him. You, my wife, are a jealous woman - what are you after?"
Octave reduced tone scale
All pitch candidates
Melodic progress (fragment)