Mankanisi (1939) SATB, JPM 056

Composer: Joshua Pulumo Mohapeloa
Work title: Mankanisi
Work title translation: Manganese
Instrumentation: SATB
Score: vocal score
vocal score with tonic solfa
Work No.: JPM 056
Composition date: 1939


This 1939 township song mourns workers who die while working on manganese mines in Johannesburg. Popularized through concert parties on the Reef in the 1940s, it was also recorded by the Manhattan Brothers.