David Rycroft South Africa Collection

Izwe likhala futhi (The Nation is Crying Again)

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:41:51

  • Cultures

    Swazi

  • Shelf mark

    C811/23

  • Subjects

    Swazi folksongs and dance, ceremonial songs - Africa (Swazi), emahubo (singular: ihubo)

  • Recording date

    13/01/2006

  • Recording locations

    South Africa

  • Performers

    unidentified (singers, female)

  • Recordist

    Rycroft, David, 1924-1997

  • Description

    This is a recording of a group of women singing a Swazi call-and-response song. The song sounds like a serious ceremonial song used at weddings.

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