David Rycroft South Africa Collection

Siyofika (we will arrive).

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:10:18

  • Cultures

    Swazi

  • Shelf mark

    C811/42

  • Subjects

    Swazi folksongs and dance , ceremonial songs-Africa (Swazi) , emahubo (singular ihubo)

  • Recording date

    1964-05-12

  • Recording locations

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

  • Recordist

    Rycroft, David, 1924-1997

  • Description

    This is a recording of a man singing in SiSwati. In an interview which followed the recording, the singer explained that this song is used when young men are leaving the homestead to join their chiefs at the regiments. Rycroft asks if it is a dance, the singer answers that it is an ihubo accompanied by 'ukukhomba' which means to make pointing gestures.

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Siyofika (we will arrive).

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