David Rycroft South Africa Collection
Umfec' wenqina (empty the snuff box of the hunt).
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Zulu folksongs and dance , hunting songs-Africa (Zulu) , ukuguba
1974 to 1975
KwaZulu Natal South Africa
Buthelezi, Mangosuthu, 1924- (male)
Rycroft, David, 1924-1997 (male)
Rycroft, David, 1924-1997
This song is taken from the publication 'A Royal Account of Music in Zulu Life with Translation, Annotation, and Musical Transcription' (Rycroft, D.,1975, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Vol 38, No 2, 353). Princess Magogo sings an ukuguba hunting dance song, which is performed by the community when the men return with the kill ( Rycroft, D.,1975, pg. 365).