David Rycroft South Africa Collection

Cedarville tape: Interview with Xhosa singers

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:26:41

  • Cultures

    Sotho; Xhosa

  • Shelf mark

    C811/29

  • Subjects

    Xhosa folksongs and dance

  • Recording date

    1964-05-27

  • Recording locations

    Cedarville, South Africa

  • Interviewees

    unidentified (speakers, female)

  • Interviewers

    Rycroft, David, 1924-1997 (speaker, male)

  • Recordist

    Rycroft, David, 1924-1997

  • Description

    Rycroft interview singers about the song, 'Singena silala' (We enter and we sleep'). He seems to be talking to them in Sotho initially, but this changes to Xhosa when one of the singers provides the lyrics of the song. It is a rather quiet recording which is difficult to follow.

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Cedarville tape: Interview with Xhosa singers

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