David Rycroft South Africa Collection

Ngiyamesab' ulangwenya.

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    Swazi folksongs and dance , musical bow songs-Africa (Swazi) , makhweyane

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  • Performers

    Mavuso, Mazinyo (singer, male / makhweyane musical bow), Mrs Asiyena Gama (singer, female)

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    Rycroft, David, 1924-1997

  • Description

    This is a song sung by Mazinyo Mavuso and Mrs Gama. Mavuso sings the lead voice and plays the makhweyane bow. Mrs Gama sings the choral part towards the end of the song and uses leg rattles. The song is either about an unpopular aunt or half mother which would be one of the junior wives of one's father (Rycroft, David, 1970, Zulu Swazi and Xhosa Instrumental and Vocal Music, Tevuren: Musée Royal de l' Afrique Centrale and Belgische Radio and Televisie, pg. 13).

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