David Rycroft South Africa Collection

Rycroft interview singer.

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:10:18

  • Cultures

    Swazi

  • Shelf mark

    C811/42

  • Subjects

    Swazi folksongs and dance

  • Recording date

    1964-05-12

  • Recording locations

    North Coast road (between Mkuze and Viyela), KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

  • Interviewees

    unidentified (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Rycroft, David (speaker, male)

  • Recordist

    Rycroft, David, 1924-1997

  • Description

    The singer of the song 'Halala we masoka ' explains that it is an indlamu dance song. He also provides the lyrics for the song. Rycroft asks about songs for children, and the singer talks about the song 'Yakhala imbuzi me me me'. The singer provides the lyrics for this song. He also introduces the song 'Wethu ingane'. He explains that this song is sung when animals are slaughtered and when the bridal party appears at a wedding.

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Rycroft interview singer.

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