David Rycroft South Africa Collection

Interview about the song 'Yiswe lafa inkosi'.

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  • Subjects

    Swazi folksongs and dance , ceremonial songs-Africa (Swazi) , emahubo (singular ihubo)

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  • Recording locations

    North Coast road (between Mkuze and Viyela), KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

  • Interviewees

    Gumede (male)

  • Interviewers

    Rycroft, David (speaker, male)

  • Recordist

    Rycroft, David, 1924-1997

  • Description

    This tape is labelled 'Swazi wedding'. Rycroft interviews a singer from the song 'Yiswe lafa inkosi'. He asks if it is an 'ihubo lesizwe' (clan anthem). They discuss this song and Rycroft asks the singer for his name. The singer's surname is Gumede. The interview is in SiSwati. Rycroft asks him to sing another song.

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