David Rycroft South Africa Collection

Princess Magogo Folktale songs 1964: Uhamba namanzini.

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

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  • Recording locations

    KwaPhindangene, Mahlabathini, South Africa

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    Rycroft, David, 1924-1997

  • Description

    Princess Magogo sings a song which has an izinganekwane folktale as its text.

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As imbongi (praise singer) she transcended the boundaries of this role, which was traditionally a male preserve, to lament on her marriage and the lives of especially the Zulu people.

Posted by David Penty, Web Technical Co-ordinator, British Library on 04/03/2008 11:15:00

In December 2003 she was posthumously awarded the South African National Order of Ikhamanga in Gold for a life of prolific musical composition, and an outstanding contribution to the preservation and development of traditional music in South Africa.

Posted by Simon Stevens, Nottingham University on 02/03/2008 17:33:00