Tšaba-tšaba (1947) SATB, JPM 083

Composer: Joshua Pulumo Mohapeloa
Work title: Tšaba-tšaba
Work title translation: Tšaba-tšaba Dance
Instrumentation: SATB
Score: vocal score
Work No.: JPM 083
Composition date: 1947


The vivid image of drums beating and couples whirling on the dance floor in this jazzy 1947 song about the tšaba-tšaba - a phrase meaning deliberately bumping other people - reminds us of early images in South Africa's Drum magazine.