David Rycroft South Africa Collection
Cedarville tape: Alala agengelez (He Sleeps Face Upwards)
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Xhosa folksongs and dance; hand-clapping songs - Africa (Xhosa)
Cedarville, South Africa
unidentified (singers, female, children, hand-claps)
A group of Xhosa women and children sing this indigenous clapping song. This song has overlapping call-and response format, and fast hand-clapping. The title is taken from the lyrics since there is no accompanying written documentation.