#12 Himba music part 2: Ancient and contemporary Himba songs
The Himba “cattle gun”
But then, in the bush under a shady tree I met a Himba family. After a while the grandmother could recall one of these ancient songs. Unfortunately, due to the old language, we were unable to translate it but you probably get a flavor of these ancient songs.
Beside these ancient songs there are quite a few contemporary songs, which always involves clapping. A similar melody is used by Himba children dances, which are quite common as well. We are going to see more dances in my later episodes. Before I left – the family contributed another ancient song.