David Rycroft South Africa Collection
Illustrations from a 'Royal account of music in Zulu life': Awu! Mazw'ezabantu! (oh! Mr curious about other people's affairs!).
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Zulu folksongs and dance , dance songs-Africa (Zulu) , inkondlo
KwaPhindangene, Mahlabathini, South Africa
Rycroft, David, 1924-1997
Princess Magogo explains that this is the first inkondlo dances song Ingcekeza public initiation ceremony song - Africa (Zulu) dignified dance performed at weddings) performed by the groom's party at an umsindo (wedding). When dancing this song the men bend over and then slowly raise themselves up (Rycroft, D.,1975, 'A Royal Account of Music in Zulu Life with Translation, Annotation, and Musical Transcription', Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Vol 38, No 2, 361-2).