David Rycroft South Africa Collection

Umfec' wenqina (empty the snuff box of the hunt).

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:15:07

  • Cultures

    Zulu

  • Shelf mark

    C811/66

  • Subjects

    Zulu folksongs and dance , hunting songs-Africa (Zulu) , ukuguba

  • Recording date

    1974 to 1975

  • Recording locations

    KwaZulu Natal South Africa

  • Interviewees

    Buthelezi, Mangosuthu, 1924- (male)

  • Interviewers

    Rycroft, David, 1924-1997 (male)

  • Recordist

    Rycroft, David, 1924-1997

  • Description

    This song is taken from the publication 'A Royal Account of Music in Zulu Life with Translation, Annotation, and Musical Transcription' (Rycroft, D.,1975, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Vol 38, No 2, 353). Princess Magogo sings an ukuguba hunting dance song, which is performed by the community when the men return with the kill ( Rycroft, D.,1975, pg. 365).

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Umfec' wenqina (empty the snuff box of the hunt).

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