Potang (1947) SATB, JPM 084

Composer: Joshua Pulumo Mohapeloa
Work title: Potang
Work title translation: The Board Game
Instrumentation: SATB
Score: vocal score
vocal score with tonic solfa
Work No.: JPM 084
Composition date: 1947


This highly syncopated, call-and-response song from 1947 must be refering to ‘moruba-ruba’, a common strategy game played by men all over southern African, where 12 black and white ‘cows’ are moved around the board, a game similar to Nine Men’s Morris.