Semba (Titudun)

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Song
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Date Created:
1975
Extent:
45 lines and 21 notes
Description:
The late Rapinanding Promon, a singer and storyteller of renown, composed and sang this impromptu song at a gathering of neighbors to welcome visitors from abroad. Rhetorical devices enhancing the song include archaic words, metaphors and names of plants and objects added as decoration. The theme of the song is the singer's frustration and longing as she tries to establish friendship with a strange, puzzling family of foreigners who have suddenly appeared and taken up residence along the shores of the very river she lives beside. How to relate to these newcomers who have come from such a distant river? What to do with them?
Publication Status:
Draft (posted 'as is' without peer review)
Country:
Philippines
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Entry Number:
48790
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