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MR.1969.5.8-B4

Basic facts:

 country   province   region   village   people   group   date   collector 
 Zambia   Eastern      Cimate   Nsenga      25 Jul 1961   Blacking John 

Language and title:

original language: Cewä
title in original language: Nyau
title in English:

Musical composition:

 type   # performers   instrument (type)   singing voice 
 Solo    1   Gupagupa (single-skin drum)   - 
 Solo    1   Kerenge (single-skin drum)   - 
 Solo    1   Mbalule (single-skin drum)   - 
 Group   2   Gunda (double-skin drum)   - 
 Group   unknown   -   MALE 

Characteristics:

general: responsorial, vocal, instrumental
function: ritual music
length: unknown

Performers:

Cadzunda

Fragment:

not available online

Remarks:

"Music from Petauke of Northern Rhodesia, Vol. 1"
Music and song called Nyau. This (drum and vocal) music occurs during the celebration of several rituals (death, mourning, initiation...) and gives rise to a pantomimic dance with masks among the Cewa and the Nsenga.
recorded in the city Petauke


Tempo: help

tempo
average149.33
median148.7
minimum113.21
maximum193.55
standaard deviation13.96
regression factor-0.14

Pitch: help

Tessitura

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Octave reduced tone scale

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All pitch candidates

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Melodic progress (fragment)

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