David Rycroft South Africa Collection

KwaZulu Natal tape six: Rycroft interview with Magogo about ingumbu.

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  • Subjects

    Zulu, dance songs-Africa (Zulu) , ukugqumushela

  • Recording date

    1974 to 1975

  • Recording locations

    KwaZulu Natal South Africa

  • Interviewees

    Magogo, Constance, Princess, 1900-1984 (female)

  • Interviewers

    Rycroft, David, 1924-1997 (male)

  • Recordist

    Rycroft, David, 1924-1997

  • Description

    Rycroft asks Magogo if this dance is an 'ingumbu', the meaning of this word is not clear. Princess Magogo explains that the ingumbu is used at weddings during the time of ukugqumushela competitive dance songs between the bride's and the bridegroom's parties. Very good quality recording. This is recorded in stereo.

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