Zambalanton is the appellation of Kar-baa Bukali. When Bukali was young, he was warned that someone might try to hurt him. Later, he was given a royal smock by a chief as a gift, but he never wore it because suspected that it might be dangerous. One day, that chief’s son visited Bukali, and as a test he gave the smock back to the chief’s son to wear. The son died soon after donning the smock. The drum language of Zambalanton talks about someone trying to set a trap and catching themselves rather than their intended target.

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