David Rycroft South Africa Collection

Beach Hotel violin and guitar group: unidentified song.

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  • Subjects

    Zulu folksongs and dance , township jazz-Africa (Zulu) , marabi

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  • Recording locations

    South Africa

  • Performers

    unidentified (guitars, violin)

  • Recordist

    Rycroft, David, 1924-1997

  • Description

    There is no documentation accompanying this recording besides the title 'Beach Hotel Group'. This is a recording of a number of guitars and either one or two fiddles. The music could be described as South African 'marabi' style, and is characterised by a falling melodic lines (played on the violin) and a cyclical three-chord riff strummed on the guitars.

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