Mmangwane & He! Motswala

(Wedding Song)

( Mmangwane mpulele ; He! Motswala )

... This young man is madly in love with a girl, and wants to marry her. But, he has'nt got any "lobola" (traditionally the bridegroom has to pay lobola in the form of cattle to his bride's family). So he begs of his aunt for some cattle. ...

Arr.: Victor, Lize [ South Africa ]

Published by Salóme Hendrikse [South Africa] , 1999 ; in Traditional African Songs Book 1 (SSA) (34 p.)
Number of pages : 4
Editor or author of the restitution: Salomie Hendrikse
Type of material: Full score
ISMN/ISBN : 0 620 24159 4
Text in: Tswana + adapted in Afrikaans
Epoque: 20th century
Genre-Style-Form: Folk music
Mood of the piece: pleading
Type of Choir: SSAA  (4 women voices )
Soloist(s): Soprano (1)  (1 soloist(s))
Difficulty choir (incr.from 1 to 5): 2
Difficulty conductor (incr.from A to E): A
Tonality: G major
Duration: 2.0 min.
Number of verses: 1
Origin: Transvaal (South Africa)
Musicological Sources: Transcription of a traditional African song
Comment(s): Very popular song

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