| Malawi || || Salima || || Nyanja || Chewa || 1958 || Hugh Tracey |
Language and title:
original language: Nyanja/Chewa
title in original language: Amtheka cingondo
title in English: They've put the clay hat on
| type || # performers || instrument (type) || singing voice
| Solo || 1 || Bangwe (zither)
|| FEMALE |
function: ritual music
length: 1:35 min.
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"The Sound of Africa Series - Sons d'Afrique Series"
Reference AMA. TR-76
After girls have been clothed and are taken to the place of initiation, the woman officiating puts a heavy clay hat on each girl's head. The girls sing, "They have put on the clay hats. Yours, my friend, suits you very well."
Octave reduced tone scale
All pitch candidates
Melodic progress (fragment)