David Rycroft South Africa Collection

Nguni voice quality: Wena kunene.

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:33:17

  • Cultures

    Swazi

  • Shelf mark

    C811/40

  • Subjects

    Swazi folksongs and dance , vocal vibrato-Africa (Swazi)

  • 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. In this song a man displays the diaphragmatic vibrato which is found in certain Swazi songs sung by men. The recording quality if good.

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Nguni voice quality: Wena kunene.

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