David Rycroft South Africa Collection

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:06:43

  • Cultures

    Zulu

  • Shelf mark

    C811/69

  • Subjects

    Zulu folksongs and dance , children's songs-Africa (Zulu) , imilolozelo (singular umlolozelo)

  • Recording date

    1974 to 1975

  • Recording locations

    KwaZulu Natal South Africa

  • Recordist

    Rycroft, David, 1924-1997

  • Description

    A woman sings a Zulu umlolozelo (plural imilolozelo) children’s song. Rycroft joins in and attempts to help the singer to remember the song. Rycroft wants to sing the singer an ingcekeza initiation song which Princess Magogo knew. He thinks that the words are wrong. He reads the song to her but she does not recognise it. Rycroft asks her about the song 'Nqoyi nqoyi' but she does not know it. This discussion is cut off.

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