| Swaziland || || || || Swazi || || 1968 || Rycroft David |
Language and title:
title in original language: Umhlanga
title in English:
| type || # performers || instrument (type) || singing voice
| Group || unknown || -
|| GIRL |
function: dance song
not available online
"Swazi Vocal Music - recordings by the KMMA and the BRT, no 1"
Dance song by a group of young girls in the context of the Umhlanga ceremony organised each year in July in the queen-mother's home. The ceremony gathers many young girls who sing while cutting reed stems intended to reinforce the queen-mother's royal surrounding enclosure.
Octave reduced tone scale
All pitch candidates
Melodic progress (fragment)
pitch melo not available