David Rycroft South Africa Collection

Illustrations from a 'Royal account of music in Zulu life': Umfec' wenqina (empty the snuff box of the hunt).

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:13:37

  • Cultures

    Zulu

  • Shelf mark

    C811/100

  • Subjects

    Zulu folksongs and dance , hunting songs-Africa (Zulu) , ukuguba

  • Recording date

    1964

  • Recording locations

    KwaPhindangene, Mahlabathini, South Africa

  • Recordist

    Rycroft, David, 1924-1997

  • Description

    "This song is 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 sings an ukuguba hunting dance song, which is performed by the community when the men return with the kill (Rycroft, D.,1975, pg. 365). This is a dubbing of a recording made in 1964."

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Illustrations from a 'Royal account of music in Zulu life': Umfec' wenqina (empty the snuff box of the hunt).

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