Bemba music. Extract from a lecture by Cajetan Lunsonga (Given at the Mindolo, All-African Music Conference 1965)

  • Cajetan Lunsonga Chibote Upper School, Mushota, Northern Rhodesia
Keywords: Bemba (African people) -- Music, Bemba (African people) -- Social life and customs, Church music -- Zambia

Abstract

Last year I showed the sections in the music of Babemba according to the different classes of life, and how I could adapt each section into the church. This year I shall only talk about music performances in Bembaland and a little theory of how a song runs. Bemba music is not a melodious one. I mean we do not exercise melody always very much. But it is there. Bemba music is exercised mainly for two things teaching and rhythm.
Published
1965-06-21
How to Cite
Lunsonga, C. “Bemba Music. Extract from a Lecture by Cajetan Lunsonga (Given at the Mindolo, All-African Music Conference 1965)”. African Music: Journal of the International Library of African Music, Vol. 3, no. 4, June 1965, pp. 26-28, doi:https://doi.org/10.21504/amj.v3i4.1062.