David Rycroft South Africa Collection

Nguni voice quality: Ngcobo regimental song.

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:33:17

  • Cultures

    Zulu

  • Shelf mark

    C811/40

  • Subjects

    Zulu folksongs and dance , ceremonial songs-Africa (Zulu) , amahubo (singular ihubo)

  • Recording date

    unknown

  • Recording locations

    South Africa

  • Recordist

    Rycroft, David, 1924-1997

  • Speakers

    unidentified (singers)

  • 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. This is a recording of a dance song, one can hear the call and response format typical of Nguni dance songs. This song was sung by the regiments as they arrived at the AmaNgcobo homestead for the Umkhosi (first fruits) ceremony.

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Nguni voice quality: Ngcobo regimental song.

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