| Zimbabwe || Manicaland || Chipinga || || Ndau || || 1957 || Hugh Tracey |
Language and title:
original language: Ndau
title in original language: Sisi woeri hai
title in English: Oh, sister
| type || # performers || instrument (type) || singing voice
| Solo || 1 || Mbira Dza WaNdau (lamellaphone)
|| - |
function: narrative song
length: 3:10 min.
Simon Mafiru Sitole
not available online
"The Sound of Africa Series - Sons d'Afrique Series"
Reference AMA. TR-3
Topical song with "mbira dza WaNdau" and "deze" resonator.
The word "sisi" is taken from the English "sister" and is correctly mukunda. The singer put some of his own words to the old tune sung by his father. "I washed myself carefully, put on my best clothes and went to look for her down by the pool. But she was not there!"
Octave reduced tone scale
All pitch candidates
Melodic progress (fragment)