David Rycroft South Africa Collection

Illustrations from a 'Royal account of music in Zulu life': Ufikile kwaMkhathali (you have reached the place of weariness).

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:13:37

  • Cultures

    Zulu

  • Shelf mark

    C811/100

  • Subjects

    Zulu folksongs and dance , ceremonial songs-Africa (Zulu) , amahubo (singular ihubo)

  • Recording date

    1964

  • Recording locations

    KwaPhindangene, Mahlabathini, South Africa

  • Recordist

    Rycroft, David, 1924-1997

  • Description

    Princess Magogo provides and example of an usina wethimba (the ceremonial dance for the bridal party). This song is sung when the bridal party arrive at the groom's homestead on the day before the wedding. Upon arrival ukugqumushelo dance songs are performed. This song is performed by the bridegroom's mother when they arrive. 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, 353).

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Illustrations from a 'Royal account of music in Zulu life': Ufikile kwaMkhathali (you have reached the place of weariness).

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