David Rycroft South Africa Collection

Illustrations from a 'Royal account of music in Zulu life': Wo! Balibele ngezethu nje!.

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:13:37

  • Cultures

    Zulu

  • Shelf mark

    C811/100

  • Subjects

    Zulu folksongs and dance , dance songs-Africa (Zulu) , indlamu

  • Recording date

    1964

  • Recording locations

    KwaPhindangene, Mahlabathini, South Africa

  • Recordist

    Rycroft, David, 1924-1997

  • Description

    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).

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Illustrations from a 'Royal account of music in Zulu life': Wo! Balibele ngezethu nje!.

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