David Rycroft South Africa Collection

Nguni voice quality: Gqi gqi gqi gqi.

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:33:17

  • Cultures

    Zulu

  • Shelf mark

    C811/40

  • Subjects

    Zulu folksongs and dance , children's songs-Africa (Zulu) , imilolozelo (singular umlolozelo)

  • 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. These songs display the vocal characteristics of these groups. A group of Zulu men sing this umlolozelo (plural imilolozelo) children’s song.

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Nguni voice quality: Gqi gqi gqi gqi.

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