For the sake of a song

Happy (lerri) Song No. 5

CD 3, Track 13

TRACK 13 (Mar88-42-s04) Song 10: Happy (lerri) Song No. 5

As one expects of performances at the height of ceremony, the tempo is at the high end of the fast tempo band (about 140 beats per minute). This performance begins with a ritual call, or malh, by the dancers. This and the following track 14 were recorded from amongst the dancers, so the singing is somewhat distant; we have decided to include them here, however, because they give a sense of the lively atmosphere at a ceremony.