David Rycroft South Africa Collection

Magogo Folktales: Iyashis' imizi (the homesteads are burning).

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:16:31

  • Cultures

    Zulu

  • Shelf mark

    C811/110

  • Subjects

    Zulu folksongs and dance , ceremonial songs-Africa (Zulu) , amahubo (singular ihubo)

  • Recording date

    1964

  • Recording locations

    KwaPhindangene, Mahlabathini, South Africa

  • Recordist

    Rycroft, David, 1924-1997

  • Description

    The tape box is marked 'Folktales (Magogo)'. There is no further written documentation, but these recordings seem to be dubbings of his field recordings made in KwaZulu Natal in 1964. Princess Magogo starts to sing an ihubo (plural amahubo) ceremonial song. She is joined by Mangosuthu Buthelezi who sings the choral part. The song is about someone who came home to find that the whole homestead had been burned. This song is cut off, but continues again after a short break (approx 20 seconds) of silence).

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Magogo Folktales: Iyashis' imizi (the homesteads are burning).

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