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Mama ndaswelindawo ngendaba

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Mama ndaswelindawo ngendaba

The Gcaleka girl from Old Idutywa District, South Africa playing this ikinki mouth bow whistles out of the side of her mouth as well as resonating the notes in the usual manner. She used the open string and a stopped note, stopping it with her thumbnail and first finger. The ikinki and the singers accompany a mtshotsho dance song using interlocking melodies as well as a deep, rhythmic guttural sound (similar to eefing in North America).

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