David Rycroft South Africa Collection

Cedarville tape: Interview with Xhosa singers

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  • Cultures

    Sotho; Xhosa

  • Shelf mark


  • Subjects

    Xhosa folksongs and dance

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  • Recording locations

    Cedarville, South Africa

  • Interviewees

    unidentified (speakers, female)

  • Interviewers

    Rycroft, David, 1924-1997 (speaker, male)

  • Recordist

    Rycroft, David, 1924-1997

  • Description

    Rycroft interview singers about the song, 'Singena silala' (We enter and we sleep'). He seems to be talking to them in Sotho initially, but this changes to Xhosa when one of the singers provides the lyrics of the song. It is a rather quiet recording which is difficult to follow.

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