David Rycroft South Africa Collection

Number of items in collection: 1431

Short description:

Recordings in this collection are available to Higher and Further Education institutions only.

A South African-born linguist and musicologist, Rycroft made many field trips to villages, townships and settlements around South Africa between the 60s and 80s. Fascinated by the relationship between oral traditions and musical structure, Rycroft focussed on unaccompanied choral singing, songs composed for indigenous musical instruments, and urban music. The bulk of this material is previously unpublished.

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