| Malawi || || Salima || || Nyanja || Chewa || 1958 || Hugh Tracey |
Language and title:
original language: Nyanja/Chewa
title in original language: Kupanda mlongo nkusauka
title in English: To be without a sister is to be without a home
| type || # performers || instrument (type) || singing voice
| Solo || 1 || Bangwe (zither)
|| FEMALE |
function: ritual music
length: 1:25 min.
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"The Sound of Africa Series - Sons d'Afrique Series"
Reference AMA. TR-76
In a matrilocal society a man without sisters would have no home belonging to his own family after his parents died. "To be without a sister is to have trouble. People who have sisters mock you."
Octave reduced tone scale
All pitch candidates
Melodic progress (fragment)