MEYAYA 

 

The third night of Ngoze : MEYAYA

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Location

Time

rituals

songs and music

18 H

e long etsigha

The horn call

Mbandja

(horn call by the kambo)

19 H

e dzi eboga

The playing of the sitar

(the chewing of Eboga)

nginda

village centre

songs of the Nginda accompanied by sitar

(group dance)

21 H

nzimba

the playing of the arc

Nzimba

(this part identical to other nights

except in the sub-branch nkôl bele éning

where the Nzimba takes place in the forest at the feet

of the Ndembe near to the cemetery)

23 H

essama bewou

The playing of the sitar and the bell

(The March of the Dead, an innovation of the

sub-branch Nkôl bele éning)

viègha abègn

The playing of the large sitar

(sweeping and watering of the temple)

(installation of the Ngangas)

mitombo

song

23H30

essoumba antoe nsinguele

Playing of the sitar

(ritual of Veronica, first exit

of the two Yombos)

e koule beyombo

The drums

(exit of the 3 Yombos with

introduction by the Kambo)

ayeghela

(same text and songs as for

(midnight prayers as

the two preceding nights)

mezo Yombo

(same songs as Nkeng)

Mbandja

1 H

obango première partie

the drums start accompanied

by the obaka, the wooden triangle

(whirling dances

awou

accompany all the rituals)

(the ritual of Death,

reprise of the obango of Nkeng)

me kou kou endemba

(idem)

kounga ngwoua

(idem)

mone nima

(ritual exit of the two torches)

kéba mekabo

(ritual of the white shawls)

meyaya, yah

(exit of the two torches with endzamba dance)

ébiko

re-entry of the drums

(reprise of the ritual of the nephew's anger)

(reprise of the sitar cycle that marks

the end of Nkeng : songs and ritual)

(reprise of the songs of otunga with fifteen

new songs accompanied by

spot dances and obango dances,

simplified style of the Ngangas)

Mbandja

3 H

ayeghela

The playing of the sitar

(prayer and collection,

obango - second part

Reprise of the drums

nlo-nkouma

(exit of the three-headed torch in two stages)

ngwoua

Mbandja

Playing of sitar and drum alternately

(ritual of the exit of the shield)

kome a womeya

(the exit of women around the otunga)

ngoma a tebe

(the ritual of raising the sitar)

kombé na ngondo

(the ritual of the two torches)

owanga

(the exit of the women around the otunga)

ndama

(the ritual of the ball)

ngondo

(exit of the women)

bourboure bady

(circle dance)

benganga ba nyi

(exit of the Ngangas)

7 H

elong et sigha

(Horn call and end of the ceremony)

9 H

Communal meal in the mbandja

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END OF THE NGOZE


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