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Ikostina (The concertina)

Group of young Xhosa girls
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Ikostina (The concertina)
Young Ngqika girls, from Nontshinga Location Kentani District, sing this party song with interlocking vocal parts accompanied by hand clapping. Collector Hugh Tracey’s notes describe the community the girls belong to as being culturally mid-way between retaining traditional religion and customs, and assimilating Christianity and European customs.