The legendary name of Nalikwanda

The Litunga's barge bears the legendary name of Nalikwanda and it is truly a craft of royal proportions with room for the Chief, his attendants, the royal musicians, and at least one hundred traditionally-clad paddlers. One can imagine what an impressive sight it is to see this great craft gliding deftly along the murky Zambezi waters with the huge maoma drums booming over the staccato rhythm of the Lozi salimbas (xylophones) calling the people to follow to the safety of the high ground . - Andrew Rooke - 1980. (trad. Pantop.: The Litunga barge bears the legendary name of Nalikwanda and it is truly an achievement of royal proportions with its cabin for the chief, for his servants, the royal musicians, and at least for over a hundred traditionally dressed paddlers. One can imagine how impressive it is to see this large boat skilfully sliding along the murky waters of the Zambezi animated by the enormous Maoma drums on the jerky rhythm of the lozis xylophones (called salimbas) calling people to gain safety from heights.)


The Litunga's barge bears the legendary name of Nalikwanda and it is truly a craft of royal proportions with room for the Chief, his attendants, the royal musicians, and at least one hundred traditionally-clad paddlers. One can imagine what an impressive sight it is to see this great craft gliding deftly along the murky Zambezi waters with the huge maoma drums booming over the staccato rhythm of the Lozi salimbas (xylophones) calling the people to follow to the safety of the high ground. - Andrew Rooke – 1980. (trad. pantop. : La barge du Litunga porte le nom légendaire de Nalikwanda et c’est vraiment une réalisation de proportions royales avec sa cabine pour le chef, pour ses serviteurs, les musiciens royaux, et au moins pour une centaine de pagayeurs vêtus traditionnellement. On peut imaginer combien il est impressionnant de voir cette grande embarcation glissant habilement le long des eaux troubles du Zambèze animée par les énormes tambours de Maoma sur le rythme saccadé des xylophones lozis (nommés salimbas) appelant les gens à gagner la sécurité des hauteurs.)

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