David Rycroft South Africa Collection

David Rycroft discusses the song 'Izwe likhala futhi' with a male informant

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:41:51

  • Cultures

    Swazi

  • Shelf mark

    C811/23

  • Subjects

    Swazi folksongs and dance

  • Recording date

    13/01/2006

  • Recording locations

    South Africa

  • Interviewees

    unidentified (speaker, male), unidentified (speaker, female)

  • Recordist

    Rycroft, David, 1924-1997

  • Description

    David Rycroft asks about the song 'Izwe likhala futhi'. A male voice explains that it is a wedding song, which is traditionally performed by the bridal party (ingoma yemtsimba). Rycroft asks when the song is sung and a Swazi Princess explains that it is performed by the royalists when the girls' family see the dowry of cattle, and thank their ancestors.

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David Rycroft discusses the song 'Izwe likhala futhi' with a male informant

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