‘Mankholikholi

(Yellow-billed Kite)

Date:

Unknown

Scoring:

SAA A CAPPELLA

Catalogue No:

MMM031

‘’Mankholikholi’ is a children's game song. It is the Sesotho name for a bird of prey called the yellow-billed kite, but also the name of a mythical creature, and Moerane has adapted the text from a traditional source. When children in Lesotho lose their milk teeth, they ask ’Mankholikholi to send them strong permanent teeth, and they sometimes ask him to give them unripe sorghum to plant as well, but ’Mankholikholi refuses, because they have no suitable grain basket. The music is full of repetitions and delightful shrieks that clearly reflect the fun of the game, and also the call of the kite. The lyrics begin, '’Mankholikholi, heea, heea!' - imitating the bird's call - 'A k’u nkhaketse talane heea!' - Give me unripe sorghum seeds to plant, heea!' To help with pronunciation, a free mp3 of the spoken lyrics is downloadable when a purchase is made.

Duration: 0'36"

Available Products

ISMN 979-0-804007-60-2

R39.00


Resources

‘Mankholikholi audio sample (piano) Audio

Date:
2020
Performer/s:

n/a

Source:
Sibelius file
Location:
South Africa
Publisher:
ACE

Yellow-billed Kite – photo Image/picture

Date:
Unknown
Source:
Google Images
Publisher:
Pinterest 1c6823c11a67c36c7f1ec2a9e25731e6