For the sake of a song

Kanga Rinyala Nga-ve Bangany-nyung

TRACK 6 (Moy68-05-s07) Song 4: Kanga Rinyala Nga-ve Bangany-nyung

     
Sung text  Free translation 
kanga rinyala nga-ve bangany-nyung  Kanga rinyala, I’ve come for a song 
ngwe ngwe ngwe ngwe ngwe ngwe ni  Ngwe ngwe ngwe ngwe ngwe ngwe ni 
kanga rinyala nga-ve bangany-nyung yagarra  Kanga rinyala, I’ve come for a song, yagarra! 

As indicated in the notes to track 5, this version of song 4 ‘Kanga Rinyala’ suspends the stick beating in the first text phrase of vocal section 2, although clapping accompaniment in the same tempo can be heard in the background (for a musical transcription see (for a musical transcription, see Marett, 2005, p 165). Song structure summary below marks this stick suspension by labelling it ‘rhythmic mode 2b’ and contrasting it with the normal rhythmic mode 2 beating (here labelled ‘rhythmic mode 2a’).

Song structure summary

VOCAL SECTION 1

Melodic section 1

Text phrase 1

Rhythmic mode 2a (slow even)

   
kanga  rinyala  nga  -ve  bangany  -nyung 
SW  SW  1MIN.S  come  song  DAT 

Kanga rinyala, I've come for a song

   
ngwe  ngwe  ngwe  ngwe  ngwe  ngwe  ni 
SW  SW  SW  SW  SW  SW  SW 

ngwe ngwe ngwe ngwe ngwe ngwe ni

Melodic section 2

Text phrase 2

Rhythmic mode 2a (slow even)

   
kanga  rinyala  nga  -ve  bangany  -nyung  yagarra 
SW  SW  1MIN.S  come  song  DAT  EXCL 

Kanga rinyala, I've come for a song, yagarra!

INSTRUMENTAL SECTION 1

Rhythmic mode 2 (slow even)

VOCAL SECTION 2

Melodic section 1

Text phrase 1

Rhythmic mode 2b (slow even—stick beating suspended)

   
kanga  rinyala  nga  -ve  bangany  -nyung 
SW  SW  1MIN.S  move  song  DAT 

Kanga rinyala, I've come for a song

   
ngwe  ngwe  ngwe  ngwe  ngwe  ngwe  ni 
SW  SW  SW  SW  SW  SW  SW 

Ngwe ngwe ngwe ngwe ngwe ngwe ni

Melodic section 2

Text phrase 2

Rhythmic mode 2a (slow even)

   
kanga  rinyala  nga  -ve  bangany  -nyung  yagarra 
SW  SW  1MIN.S  come  song  DAT  EXCL 

Kanga rinyala, I've come for a song, yagarra!

INSTRUMENTAL SECTION 2

Rhythmic mode 2 (slow even)

CODA

Rhythmic mode 5d (fast uneven triple)

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