David Rycroft South Africa Collection
Princess Magogo talks about amasi (sour milk).
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Zulu folksongs and dance
KwaPhindangene, Mahlabathini, South Africa
Magogo, Constance, Princess, 1900-1984 (speaker, female)
Rycroft, David, 1924-1997 (speaker, male)
Rycroft, David, 1924-1997
Princess Magogo describes the importance of giving amasi (sour milk) to visitors when they arrive at a homestead. She tells a story from the time of Shaka, when a girl was chased away by her family for not giving her visitors amasi. David Rycroft asks her to sing the song which accompanies the dance sung at the weddings at Dinuzulu's homestead. She explains that an ikhetho is the dance of the bridegroom's party on the wedding day.