David Rycroft South Africa Collection

Princess Magogo talks about amasi (sour milk).

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:23:18

  • Cultures

    Zulu

  • Shelf mark

    C811/10

  • Subjects

    Zulu folksongs and dance

  • Recording date

    1964-08-14

  • Recording locations

    KwaPhindangene, Mahlabathini, South Africa

  • Interviewees

    Magogo, Constance, Princess, 1900-1984 (speaker, female)

  • Interviewers

    Rycroft, David, 1924-1997 (speaker, male)

  • Recordist

    Rycroft, David, 1924-1997

  • Description

    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.

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