David Rycroft South Africa Collection

Rycroft asks about the song 'emakhabeni'.

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:15:48

  • Cultures

    Swazi

  • Shelf mark

    C811/79

  • Subjects

    Swazi folksongs and dance , children's songs-Africa (Swazi) , imilolotelo (singular umlolotelo)

  • Recording date

    unknown

  • Recording locations

    Swaziland

  • Interviewees

    unidentified (interviewees, female)

  • Interviewers

    Rycroft, David, 1924-1997 (male)

  • Recordist

    Rycroft, David, 1924-1997

  • Description

    Rycroft asks about the song 'emakhabeni' and asks what it is called a lady answers in Siswati and explains that the name is a synonym for 'embileni' which means 'inside the maize'. This conversation is followed by background sounds, children crying and laughing.

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