David Rycroft South Africa Collection
Illustrations from a 'Royal account of music in Zulu life': Ho-ho-ho-ho.
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Zulu folksongs and dance , dance songs-Africa (Zulu) , ukugqumushelo
KwaPhindangene, Mahlabathini, South Africa
Rycroft, David, 1924-1997
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).