David Rycroft South Africa Collection

Swazi choral songs: Wayehlaba yakhala inyamatane (he stabbed and the antelope cried).

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    Swazi folksongs and dance , ceremonial songs-Africa(Swazi) , emahubo (singular ihubo)

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    South Africa

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    Rycroft, David, 1924-1997

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    This is a copy of one of Rycroft's original field recordings. This tape is labelled 'Swazi choral songs'. This an example of a Swazi ingoma yebutimba (hunting song). The voice parts enter at different points in the song, and overlap each other. There is a call and response between the solo male voice and the chorus.

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