David Rycroft South Africa Collection

KwaPhindangene composition musical sources: Bamb' ekhanya nganye ba.

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:29:35

  • Cultures

    Zulu

  • Shelf mark

    C811/112

  • Subjects

    Zulu folksongs and dance , , isigekle

  • Recording date

    1964

  • Recording locations

    KwaPhindangene, Mahlabathini, South Africa

  • Recordist

    Rycroft, David, 1924-1997

  • Description

    This is an example of an isigekle sung by men and women of the Buthelezi clan led by Chief Mangosuthu Gatsha Buthelezi. One can hear the people stamp the slow steps of the dance. The words of this isigekle make fun of a neighbouring chief who was so old that he could only reign for a very short time. After one month he was disposed because of his senility.

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