David Rycroft South Africa Collection
Metre in South African praise poetry: the clan praises of Shoshe's line.
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Shona folksongs and dance , praise poetry-Africa (Shona) , nhetembo
Salisbury (former name for Harare), Zimbabwe
Rycroft, David, 1924-1997
Hodza, Aaron C, 1924-1983 (male)
Mr. Hodza recites the praises of the people of Shoshe's line (the accompanying documentation does not provide the spelling of this word. This word is spelt phonetically) in ChiShona. He reads out the title of the poem and then provides a second version in the style of ordinary speech. This recording was dubbed by Rycroft in use as an example in his paper on South African praise poetry (Rycroft, D.,1980, 'The question of metre in South African praise poetry', Wentzel, J. P (Ed.) Third African Languages Congress of UNISA, Pretoria: University of South Africa, pp 289-312).