David Rycroft South Africa Collection

Rycroft discusses the girl's song musical source.

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:29:35

  • Cultures

    Zulu

  • Shelf mark

    C811/112

  • Subjects

    Zulu folksongs and dance , dance songs-Africa (Zulu) , indlamu

  • Recording date

    1964

  • Recording locations

    KwaPhindangene, Mahlabathini, South Africa

  • Recordist

    Rycroft, David, 1924-1997

  • Speakers

    Rycroft, David, 1924-1997 (male)

  • Description

    This is a girls dance song which is used in the fifth movement of the brass suite in contrast to the isigekle song. The text of the chorus of the song states that a girl is like a tug of war rope, each one says that she should come to me, the implication is that a girl has many suitors.

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