David Rycroft South Africa Collection
Interview about the song 'Siyofika'.
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Swazi folksongs and dance , ceremonial songs-Africa (Swazi) , emahubo (singular ihubo)
North Coast road (between Mkuze and Viyela), KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
unidentified (speaker, male)
Rycroft, David (speaker, male)
Rycroft, David, 1924-1997
The singer of the song 'Siyofika' explains that this song is used when young men are leaving the homestead to join their chiefs at the regiments. Rycroft asks if it is a dance, the singer answers that it is an ihubo accompanied by 'ukukhomba' which means to make pointing gestures.