ngulu (satb) (pdf if ordered for entire choir)


  • Catalog ID: S-66
  • First Line: ngulu ii, ngulu mwelela
  • Composer: Boniface Mganga (1954-2011)
  • Voicing: satb
  • Accompaniment: a cappella
  • Language: Kenyan
  • Country: Kenya
  • Series: Muungano
  • Other: africa
  • Score: View Score
  • Sound: Listen


This is a Kamba work song which is sung to alleviate weariness during work or on long “foot safaris.”  The recurring phrases (malenge: “pumpkin” and nomukaiva: “thou shalt pay”) are light-hearted warnings to “trespassers.”

Note: PDFS are sent ONLY when you order and pay for copies for your entire choir.  We do not send pdfs if a single copy is ordered.   All pdfs are licensed.  You must agree to our pdf policy.  Please review it carefully.  Also, we will need the name of your choir and the name of the conductor to create the license.  If you need a single reference copy, it will be sent to you via US Mail for $2 plus shipping. Copies for your entire choir need to be prepaid with a credit card.  Once we receive payment, we will send you the licensed pdf with permission to make the number of purchased copies.