David Rycroft South Africa Collection

Swazi choral songs: Ingwe (Leopard) discussion.

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    , ceremonial songs-Africa(Swazi) , emahubo (singular ihubo)

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    South Africa

  • Recordist

    Rycroft, David, 1924-1997

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    unidentified (female)

  • Description

    This is a copy of one of Rycroft's original field recordings. This tape is labelled 'Swazi choral songs'. A Swazi Princess provides the lyrics from the song 'Ingwe idla amabutho'. A man discuses the role of the imbongi praise singer in royal Swazi Umhlanga Reed Festival.

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