David Rycroft South Africa Collection
David Rycroft discusses the song 'Izwe likhala futhi' with a male informant
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Swazi folksongs and dance
unidentified (speaker, male), unidentified (speaker, female)
Rycroft, David, 1924-1997
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.