David Rycroft South Africa Collection

Interview about song 'Esibayeni'.

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:34:35

  • Cultures

    Swazi

  • Shelf mark

    C811/42

  • Subjects

    Swazi folksongs and dance , bridal lament-Africa (Swazi) , izingoma zekumekeza

  • Recording date

    unknown

  • Recording locations

    South Africa

  • Interviewees

    unidentified (speaker, female)

  • Interviewers

    Rycroft, David (speaker, male)

  • Recordist

    Rycroft, David, 1924-1997

  • Description

    This tape is labelled 'Swazi wedding'. Rycroft asks the female singer from the song 'Esibayeni' about the song lyrics. The interview is in SiSwati. She provides the lyrics and explains that it is an 'ingoma yekumekeza' (song of anointing the bride).

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Interview about song 'Esibayeni'.

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