| Gambia || || Kombo District || Kembujay || Mandinka (Mandingo) || || Mar 1970 || Knight Roderic |
Language and title:
original language: Malinké
title in original language: Bamba
title in English: Crocodile
| type || # performers || instrument (type) || singing voice
| Solo || 1 || Kora (harp-lute)
|| MALE |
function: praise song
length: 5:00 min.
Amadu Bansang Jebateh
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"Kora Manding - Mandinka music of the Gambia"
Solo song by a man accompanying himself on a kora; it was composed for a Mandinka chief by a couple of musicians. "Bamba" means "crocodile", which among the Mandinka is an honourific title of grandeur and gallantry.
Octave reduced tone scale
All pitch candidates
Melodic progress (fragment)