David Rycroft South Africa Collection

Mbombela.

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:25:44

  • Cultures

    Swazi

  • Shelf mark

    C811/80

  • Subjects

    Zulu folksongs and dance , game songs-Africa (Swazi) , imilolotelo (singular umlolotelo)

  • Recording date

    unknown

  • Recording locations

    Swaziland

  • Recordist

    Rycroft, David, 1924-1997

  • Description

    Some Swazi children chat, play and sing the song 'Mbombela wesitemela'. This is a 'stone game' song from Swaziland, for information about the game itself and a musical transcription of the song refer to Rycroft, D., 1997, Music in Southern Africa: The Music of the Zulu and their Neighbours, London, BBC Radio for Schools. [Teacher's brochure, 16pp, introducing the author's series of four broad casters under this title, 27 May to 24 June 1977].

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Mbombela.

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