David Rycroft South Africa Collection

First Fruits Ceremony: Slaughter 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

    Rycroft, David (narrator, male)

  • Description

    This is an ihubo (plural amahubo) ceremonial song performed by the men of the AmaNgcobo clan just before they slaughter a beast. This is a part of the Zulu Ukweshama/Umkhosi first fruits ceremony.

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First Fruits Ceremony: Slaughter song.

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