David Rycroft South Africa Collection

Stylistic continuity- musical examples for paper: We Maphephuka.

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    Zulu folksongs and dance , guitar songs-Africa (Zulu) , maskanda

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  • Recording locations

    Durban, South Africa

  • Performers

    Dlamini, Sakhiseni (singer, male, steel-stringed guitar)

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    Rycroft, David, 1924-1997

  • Description

    This recording is a part of a collection of musical examples which Rycroft has taken from his field recordings to accompany his paper on continuity in Zulu music (Rycroft, D. 1977. 'Stylistic continuity in Zulu Town Music'. In Essays for a Humanist an Offering to Klaus Wachsmann. New York: The Town House Press, pp. 216-260). This is a dubbing of a recording made in 1964. This is a recording of an Zulu speaking man, singing a solo song, self-accompanied on a steel-stringed guitar. The finger-picking (ukupika) performance style used in this song is typical of the Zulu Maskanda style popularised by John Bhengu (Phuzeshukela).

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