David Rycroft South Africa Collection

Swazi choral songs: Bathakathi.

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    Swazi folksongs and dance

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    South Africa

  • Recordist

    Rycroft, David, 1924-1997

  • Speakers

    unidentified (speaker, female)

  • Description

    Rycroft asks a female singer in Siswati if the song is an 'ummiso' (an indigenous Swazi song sung by women). The singer answers that it is an sigenkle dance song which is used at times of celebration.

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