| Zimbabwe || Matabeleland North || Hwange || || Bemba || || 1957 || Hugh Tracey |
Language and title:
original language: Bemba
title in original language: Tuli baBemba
title in English: We are Bemba, we are good people, we do not sharpen our teeth
| type || # performers || instrument (type) || singing voice
| Group || 6 || (handclapping)
|| MALE |
function: narrative song
length: 2:54 min.
not available online
"The Sound of Africa Series - Sons d'Afrique Series"
Reference AMA. TR-23
Topical song with clapping by a group of six Bemba men.
Recording: Wankie Colliery, Wankie, South Rhodesia.
The singers go on to say: "Be careful, we will take out your eyes."
The Bemba, it appears, are given to boasting. Several tribes in Central Africa file their teeth, sometimes to fine sharp points.
Octave reduced tone scale
All pitch candidates
Melodic progress (fragment)