| Lesotho || || Berea || || Basotho || || 1959 || Hugh Tracey |
Language and title:
original language: Sotho
title in original language: Lithoko tsa hae
title in English: Praise of himself
| type || # performers || instrument (type) || singing voice
| Solo || 1 || -
|| MALE |
function: praise song
length: 1:52 min.
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"The Sound of Africa Series - Sons d'Afrique Series"
Reference AMA. TR-102
These praises were personal and referred to the speaker and opened the divining procedure which followed. The small ground of diviners was composed of a man and two woman all wearing their traditional diviner's costume and beads. The older woman wore a skin cap; the younger one's long dress was of cloth treated with red ochre and lightly embroidered and decorated with white beads.
Octave reduced tone scale
All pitch candidates
Melodic progress (fragment)