David Rycroft South Africa Collection

Tshotsholoza.

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    01:03:53

  • Cultures

    Xhosa

  • Shelf mark

    C811/83

  • Subjects

    Xhosa folksongs and dance , work-songs-Africa (Xhosa)

  • Recording date

    1976

  • Recordist

    Rycroft, David, 1924-1997

  • Description

    This song is a recording made by Rycroft in 1976 of volunteers from the IVS (International Volunteer Council) singing African songs. This is a of the famous Xhosa work-song. For more information on work songs and a musical transcription of 'Tshotsholoza' 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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