David Rycroft South Africa Collection

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  • Subjects

    Swazi folksongs and dance

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  • Recording locations

    South Africa

  • Interviewees

    unidentified (speakers, female)

  • Interviewers

    Rycroft, David (speaker, male)

  • Recordist

    Rycroft, David, 1924-1997

  • Description

    Rycroft asks the women what this song is about. They explain that it is an 'Umhlanga' (reed) which indicates that it is a part of the Swazi annual reed festival called Umhlanga, which is held in honour of the Swazi queen mother (indlovukazi). This festival is attended by young Swazi women.

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