David Rycroft South Africa Collection

Ingwe (The Leopard)

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

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    South Africa

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    unidentified (singers, male and female)

  • Recordist

    Rycroft, David 1924-1997

  • Description

    An ihubo ceremonial song, which is sung in a call and response form. The song is lead by a female singer, perhaps the Swazi Princess. There are a group of voices, unaccompanied by instruments. The singing is characterised by non-simultaneous entry of voices and the overlapping of vocal parts.

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Ingwe (The Leopard)

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