David Rycroft South Africa Collection
Nguni voice quality: Amakwesi.
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Swazi folksongs and dance , vocal vibrato-Africa (Swazi)
Rycroft, David, 1924-1997
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. These songs display vocal characteristics of these groups. In this song a group of men display the diaphragmatic vibrato which is found in certain ancient Swazi songs.