David Rycroft South Africa Collection

Ingcagca with spoken explanation

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    Swazi folksongs and dance , musical bow songs-Africa (Swazi), makhweyane

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  • Performers

    Mavuso, Mazinyo (singer, speaker, male, makhweyane musical bow)

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    Rycroft, David, 1924-1997

  • Description

    Mazinyo Mavuso sings a song in Siswati. He is self-accompanied on the makhweyane musical bow. He starts the song and then he stops and explains to Rycroft that when he opens the gourd (by moving it away from his chest), the "voice" of the bow is loud; while when he closes the gourd (by bringing it towards his chest) the voice of the bow is softer.

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