U ea kae?

(Where are you going?)

(Tshoara khong, Re eekoana Taung)

Mohapeloa, Joshua Pulumo (1908-1982) [Lesotho]


Edition
Published by Samro [South Africa], 1998 ; in South Africa Sings vol 1 (63 p.)
Number of pages : 4
Editor or author of the restitution: Khumalo, James
Type of material: Solfa notation included ; Full score
ISMN/ISBN : 0 86964 566 8
Description
Text in: Sotho
Epoque: 20th century (1950-1999)
Genre-Style-Form: Secular ; Folk music
Mood of the piece: playful ; dancing
Type of Choir: SATB  (4 mixed voices )
Difficulty choir (incr.from 1 to 5): 3
Difficulty conductor (incr.from A to E): B
Tonality: A major
Duration: 2.5 min.
Number of verses: 1
Origin: Lesotho
Source of text: Traditional from Lesotho
Data about the life of the work: The Sotho people thresh their corn with a "knobkierie" - a stick with a knob-shaped head. This stick is also used as a fighting club. This song poses the question: "Where are you going without your knobkierie?" The song is generally known as the clan-song of the Moletsane clang.
Comment(s): The Sotho people thresh their corn with a "knobkierie" - a stick with a knob-shaped head. This stick is also used as a fighting club. The song poses the question: "where are you going without your knobkierie?", and has become the clan-song of the Moletsan