The music of a Lunda Kalendi

  • Marjorie Davidson Chalimbana Training College, Lusaka, Northern Rhodesia
Keywords: Mbira -- Zambia, Southern Lunda (African people) -- Music, Mbira -- Construction, Mbira music -- Scores


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.
How to Cite
Davidson, M. “The Music of a Lunda Kalendi”. African Music: Journal of the International Library of African Music, Vol. 3, no. 3, June 1964, pp. 107-8, doi: