David Rycroft South Africa Collection

Rycroft interviews people about the song Kalobelo

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  • Cultures

    Swazi, South Africa

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  • Subjects

    Swazi folksongs and dance

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  • Recording locations

    Swaziland, South Africa

  • Interviewees

    Kunene, Agnes (speaker, female), unidentified (speakers, male and female)

  • Recordist

    Rycroft, David, 1924-1997

  • Description

    Rycroft asks a group of people about the song 'Kalobelo'. The crowd argue over the answer, some saying that it is a Swazi song and others saying it is a Zulu song. The dynamic level of the recordings is changeable: perhaps the microphone was being moved around during recording. The singer provides the lyrics to for the song.

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