Skip to main content

Malayisha I

Malayisha I

Three young amakwenkwe boys (boys waiting to be initiated into manhood) in decorated, beaded clothes, danced the mtshotsho sedately around as the girls sang behind them. They are from Old Idutywa District, South Africa. The song is in a leader-chorus form and they also produced the deep, roaring sounds in the throat (similar to eefing in North America), which are so typical of the Gcaleka.