David Rycroft South Africa Collection

A siSwati-speaking male assistant recites the lyrics for the song 'Wayehlaba yakhala Inyamatane'

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    Swazi folksongs and dance

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    South Africa

  • Interviewees

    unidentified (speakers, male)

  • Recordist

    Rycroft, David, 1924-1997

  • Description

    After the assistant's recitation, another male voice announces the forthcoming song 'Isibhimbi'. David Rycroft asks what type of song 'Isibhimbi' is. The response is barely audible, but it would seem that this song is sung ceremonially for the royal family, and in particular the Swazi King.

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