| Lesotho || || Berea || || Basotho || || 1959 || Hugh Tracey |
Language and title:
original language: Sotho
title in original language: Tsemeli e Telele
title in English: The Butcher Bird
| type || # performers || instrument (type) || singing voice
| Group || unknown || -
|| BOY |
length: 1:32 min.
not available online
"The Sound of Africa Series - Sons d'Afrique Series"
Reference AMA. TR-101
A voice at the end shouts "Caught!" Mouse hunting is a favourite pastime of the small shepherd boys. "The tall butcher bird has long thin legs. Legs as this as those of the Tsase bird. Look at this rat. It is wearing a chain. It takes it for a rosary. Bring the mice back."
Octave reduced tone scale
All pitch candidates
Melodic progress (fragment)