David Rycroft South Africa Collection

Musical bow lecture examples 1979: Unomagundwane (woman of rats).

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:37:07

  • Cultures

    Zulu

  • Shelf mark

    C811/103

  • Subjects

    Zulu folksongs and dance , musical bow songs-Africa (Zulu) , ugubhu

  • Recording date

    1979

  • Recording locations

    KwaPhindangene, Mahlabathini, South Africa

  • Recordist

    Rycroft, David, 1924-1997

  • Description

    This is a dubbing of a recording made in 1964. In this track we here the solo voice of Princess Constance Magogo who is self-accompanied on the Zulu ugubhu musical bow. This song is part of a collection of ugubhu recordings made by David Rycroft in 1964. This collection is very valuable because the ugubhu bow is now extinct, and Princess Constance Magogo was one of the last remaining players of this musical bow. Rycroft describes this piece as 'Possibly the most interesting of all Zulu songs' (Rycroft, D., 1975-6, 'The Zulu bow songs of Princess Magogo', African Music, Volume v, Number 4: 51).

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Musical bow lecture examples 1979: Unomagundwane (woman of rats).

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