David Rycroft South Africa Collection

Ingcagca with spoken explanation

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:13:50

  • Cultures

    Swazi

  • Shelf mark

    C811/51

  • Subjects

    Swazi folksongs and dance , musical bow songs-Africa (Swazi), makhweyane

  • Recording date

    1972-12-20

  • Recording locations

    Swazi

  • Performers

    Mavuso, Mazinyo (singer, speaker, male, makhweyane musical bow)

  • Recordist

    Rycroft, David, 1924-1997

  • Description

    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.

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Ingcagca with spoken explanation

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