David Rycroft South Africa Collection
Illustrations from a 'Royal account of music in Zulu life': Wo! Balibele ngezethu nje!.
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Zulu folksongs and dance , dance songs-Africa (Zulu) , indlamu
KwaPhindangene, Mahlabathini, South Africa
Rycroft, David, 1924-1997
Princess Magogo and Mangosuthu Buthelezi provide an example a song which is sung by the older girls at the qoma ceremony. They perform in a hut in which the members of the community have gathered to dance, sing and drink freshly brewed beer. This song is a dubbing of the original recording referred to in the publication 'A Royal Account of Music in Zulu Life with Translation, Annotation, and Musical Transcription' (Rycroft, D., 1975, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Vol 38, No 2, 357).