David Rycroft South Africa Collection

A siSwati-speaking male assistant recites the lyrics for the song 'Wayehlaba yakhala Inyamatane'

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:41:51

  • Cultures

    Swazi

  • Shelf mark

    C811/23

  • Subjects

    Swazi folksongs and dance

  • Recording date

    unknown

  • Recording locations

    South Africa

  • Interviewees

    unidentified (speakers, male)

  • Recordist

    Rycroft, David, 1924-1997

  • Description

    After the assistant's recitation, another male voice announces the forthcoming song 'Isibhimbi'. David Rycroft asks what type of song 'Isibhimbi' is. The response is barely audible, but it would seem that this song is sung ceremonially for the royal family, and in particular the Swazi King.

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A siSwati-speaking male assistant recites the lyrics for the song 'Wayehlaba yakhala Inyamatane'

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