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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Zulu folksongs and dance , ceremonial songs-Africa (Zulu) , amahubo (singular ihubo)
KwaPhindangene, Mahlabathini, South Africa
Rycroft, David, 1924-1997
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).