A man who calls his kinsmen to a feast does not do so to save them from starving. They all have food in their own homes. When we gather together in the moonlit village ground it is not because of the moon. Every man can see it in his own compound. We come together because it is good for kinsmen to do so
— Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart
Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.
— Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Darbuka drums (Wikimedia Commons)

Darbuka drums (Wikimedia Commons)


Agglutination and the Bemba Language:

The Bemba language is spoken by about 5 million people in my native Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Fun fact: The Bemba language is agglutinative meaning that complex words are formed by stringing together small grammatical units, without changing them in spelling or phonetics.

For example: the grammatical building block for entities (people and things) is "ntu".  The word Ubuntu - which you might recognize from other contexts comes from this building block.

In each of these examples, the prefix tells you about the type of entity and the quantity (singlular or plural):
person = umuntu = umu +ntu
people = abantu = aba + ntu
thing = ichintu = ichi + ntu
things = ifi = ifi + ntu
Being = Ubuntu = Ubu + ntu.

Other agglutinative languages include Japanese, Finnish, Filipino, Turkish, and the Inuit (Native American) languages.