David Rycroft South Africa Collection

Illustrations from a 'Royal account of music in Zulu life': Ho-ho-ho-ho.

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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) , ukugqumushelo

  • Recording date

    1964

  • Recording locations

    KwaPhindangene, Mahlabathini, South Africa

  • Recordist

    Rycroft, David, 1924-1997

  • Description

    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). Princess Magogo provides an example of a dance song which was probably performed by the groom's party when the bridal party arrives at the wedding. Once they have taunted the bride and teased her with ukugqumushela dance song, they then praise their son with this ukugqumushela dance song (Rycroft, D.,1975, pg. 358).

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Illustrations from a 'Royal account of music in Zulu life': Ho-ho-ho-ho.

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