David Rycroft South Africa Collection

KwaPhindangene composition musical sources: Wo! Balibele ngezethu nje! (Oh! They are always interfering in our business).

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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

  • Description

    This is a girls dance song which is used in the fifth movement of the brass suite. The text of the chorus states that a girl is like a tug of war rope, being pulled in many directions by her many suitors. This song is sung by Princess Constance Magogo and Mangosuthu Buthelezi. It is an indlamu song which is sung by the older girls at the Qoma courting ceremony.

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