Songs and tales from the dark continent: the authoritative 1920 classic, recorded from the singing and the sayings of C. Kamba Simango, Ndau tribe, Portuguese East Africa, and Madikane ?ele, Zulu tribe, Natal, Zululand, South Africa

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Courier Corporation, Jan 1, 2002 - Music - 170 pages
Authentic regional singings and sayings feature folklore from the Ndau tribe of Portuguese East Africa and Zulus of South Africa: labor chants, dances, laments, songs of war, meditation, and love, plus proverbs, legends, fables. Extensive editorial commentary, metrical and literal translations, notes on pronunciation.
 

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Contents

Songs Tales and Proverbs of the Ndau Tribe
1
THE MBILA A Native Instrument
3
KAMBA SIMANGo facing
8
DivinersCalled by the Whites Witch Doctors facing
16
SoNo of THE RAIN CEREMony II 22 90
23
DANCE of GIRLs
29
DANCESoNG
36
FolkTALEs
43
Songs and Tales of the Zulu Tribe
55
MADIKANE CELE facing
57
Note For THE PRONUNcIATION of ZULU TExts 62 164
62
DANCESoNGs
68
33
73
CREATIon Story
76
AFRICAN WooDCARv1NGCups and Ladle West Central Africa
77
SPIRITSong II 25 98 156
98

LEGEND AND SoNG of THE DAUGHTER AND THE SLAve
49
SPIRITSoNG IV 27 IOO
157

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