David Rycroft South Africa Collection

Nguni voice quality: Xhosa umngqokolo split tone song.

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:33:17

  • Cultures

    Xhosa

  • Shelf mark

    C811/40

  • Subjects

    Xhosa folksongs and dance , split-tone song-Africa (Xhosa) , umngqokolo

  • Recording date

    unknown

  • Recording locations

    South Africa

  • Recordist

    Rycroft, David, 1924-1997

  • Description

    This is a part of a tape marked 'Nguni vocal polyphony' which was edited by Rycroft. It includes songs from his field recordings. The collection includes examples of Xhosa, Swazi and Zulu vocal music. A Xhosa woman performs an umngqokolo split tone song. The song is accompanied by clapping. It is a good quality recording.

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