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Uxam (The iguana)

Group of young men of Tuku's Location
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Uxam (The iguana)
Young Ngqika men from Tuku’s Location, Peddie District, sing this fighting song accompanied in the first part by striking sticks together. One singer leads out the phrases and the group joins in as other shout encouragement. The rhythm of the sticks shifts partway through and then stops and starts again several times. Towards the end of the song, a whistle is heard.