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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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:13:37

  • Cultures

    Zulu

  • Shelf mark

    C811/100

  • Subjects

    Zulu folksongs and dance , dance songs-Africa (Zulu) , inkondlo

  • Recording date

    1964

  • Recording locations

    KwaPhindangene, Mahlabathini, South Africa

  • Recordist

    Rycroft, David, 1924-1997

  • Description

    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).

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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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