David Rycroft South Africa Collection

Cedarville tape: Singena silala

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  • Subjects

    Xhosa folksongs and dance

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  • Recording locations

    Cedarville, South Africa

  • Performers

    unidentified (singers, female, hand-claps)

  • Recordist

    Rycroft, David, 1924-1997

  • Description

    A group of Xhosa women and children sing this song. It is difficult to ascertain the exact cultural origin of this song. The title is taken from the lyrics since there is no accompanying written documentation.

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