The music of a Lunda Kalendi

Marjorie Davidson


In the last issue of the Journal I gave some details of an eight-keyed Lunda Kalendi with the tuning and the harmonic framework of the music. Since then I have been able to write down the variations. I am greatly indebted to Mr. Noah Kambidima, the owner of this kalendi who has not only spent a great deal of time helping me to write down his music but also lent me his instrument to practise upon so that I could learn to play the music myself.


Mbira -- Zambia ; Southern Lunda (African people) -- Music ; Mbira -- Construction ; Mbira music -- Scores

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