David Rycroft South Africa Collection

Magogo Folktales: Yimi baba (it is me father).

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  • Subjects

    Zulu folksongs and dance , folktales-Africa (Zulu) , izinganekwane (singular inganekwane)

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  • Recording locations

    KwaPhindangene, Mahlabathini, South Africa

  • Recordist

    Rycroft, David, 1924-1997

  • Speakers

    Magogo, Constance, Princess, 1900-1984 (speaker, female)

  • Description

    The tape box is marked 'Folktales (Magogo). There is no other written documentation, but these recordings seem to be dubbings of his field recordings made in KwaZulu Natal in 1964. This is an excerpt of Princess Magogo singing an 'igama' (song) which has an inganekwane folktale as its text. This song is followed by a spoken explanation about the same inganekwane tale.

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