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Title:The structure and function of the song in the Tsonga folktale
Author:Bill, Mary C.
Year:1983
Periodical:African Studies
Volume:42
Issue:1
Pages:1-56
Language:English
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:Tsonga
folk tales
Tsonga language
songs (form)
Architecture and the Arts
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Abstract:This article discusses the structure and function of the songs that occur in the ntsheketo, the Tsonga folktale. Both the literary and musical structures are dealt with, in the latter case particular attention being paid to prosodic influences on melody and rhythm. The operative functions of the songs within the tales are analysed. App., bibliogr., notes.
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