A Bolo-bolo Song

Nyango wrote: "This is one of our "bolo-bolo" songs. "Bolo-bolo" is the moonlight dance common in our villages when the full moon is out and everyone forms a ring and dances. I hope I had explained this before. The clapping is rhythmic."


Notes from Nyango: "Njanga" - crawfish or crayfish.
"Mololo" is a fish about the size of a herring. So, the song is simply talking about a strange phenomenon: something as small as the crawfish eating up the larger one.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Nyango M. Nambangi of the Minnesota African Women's Association for contributing this song.

Thanks so much!