David Rycroft South Africa Collection

Rycroft asks about the song 'emakhabeni'.

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

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    Rycroft, David, 1924-1997 (male)

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    Rycroft, David, 1924-1997

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    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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Rycroft asks about the song 'emakhabeni'.

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