The Gay Night Birds

(Subtitled - ‘A Suggestive Title’)

Date:

Scoring:

SATB

Catalogue No:

JPM077





Only the title of The Gay Night Birds is in English, the text is in Sesotho. The subtitle, unusual in Mohapeloa’s work - ‘A Suggestive Title’ -  ‘suggests’ that maybe this was the name of a popular vocal group or band in the 1940s. So popular, indeed, that Mohapeloa could refer to them in the song by their initials: ‘G.N.B.’. Such groups regularly performed at entertainments in the Johannesburg area, especially on Saturday nights, in the African townships. Not surprisingly, then, the song lets rip about enjoying oneself and cheering up.


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