David Rycroft South Africa Collection
Discussion about 'Amawoz'.
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Swazi folksongs and dance
unidentified (speakers, female)
Rycroft, David (speaker, male)
Rycroft, David, 1924-1997
Rycroft asks the women what this song is about. They explain that it is an 'Umhlanga' (reed) which indicates that it is a part of the Swazi annual reed festival called Umhlanga, which is held in honour of the Swazi queen mother (indlovukazi). This festival is attended by young Swazi women.