David Rycroft South Africa Collection

Interview about the song 'Yakhala inkosi' (The chief cried).

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    Swazi folksongs and dance , dance-songs-Africa (Swazi)

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    South Africa

  • Interviewees

    unidentified (female)

  • Interviewers

    Rycroft, David (speaker, male)

  • Recordist

    Rycroft, David, 1924-1997

  • Description

    This tape is labelled 'Swazi wedding'. Rycroft asks the singer about the song 'Yakhala inkosi'. However, there is too much background noise to hear what is being said. It sounds like this song is related to the 'isibhaca' dance which is very popular in Swaziland.

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