Nonyana Se-nya-mafi, S(S)AT(T)B, JPM 066

Composer: Joshua Pulumo Mohapeloa
Work title: Nonyana Se-nya-mafi
Work title translation: The Prattler
Instrumentation: S(S)AT(T)B
Score: vocal score
vocal score with tonic solfa
Work No.: JPM 066
Composition date: 1947


A slow, haunting African song from 1947, about a fantastical 'prattling' bird that lures children away from home with a tempting porridge, and they become lost - a moral tale about not being misled by gossip (or anything else).