|Posted: 13 December 2005 at 5:03pm | IP Logged
Ngoma literaly means drum.
" Don't put your hand on my drum. You deaden it. " said the Hemingway character in UNDER KILIMANJARO. And adds, " I can't drum at all. I'm just not doing any harm. " I can see him now drumming the heartbeat drum for The Queen of the Ngoma!
It's all about the Ngoma for the Baby Jesus! You are going to really like the dance party when you get to it Papa Cosa!!
The old time Indian saying Hemingway would have been familiar with says, "An Indian dancing might die, but he never surrenders! "
Dance on Papa!
Paul D. Hammersten