David Rycroft South Africa Collection
Ingcagca with spoken explanation
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Swazi folksongs and dance , musical bow songs-Africa (Swazi), makhweyane
Mavuso, Mazinyo (singer, speaker, male, makhweyane musical bow)
Rycroft, David, 1924-1997
Mazinyo Mavuso sings a song in Siswati. He is self-accompanied on the makhweyane musical bow. He starts the song and then he stops and explains to Rycroft that when he opens the gourd (by moving it away from his chest), the "voice" of the bow is loud; while when he closes the gourd (by bringing it towards his chest) the voice of the bow is softer.