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Lullabies, herding, and ceremonial songs from the Swazi people of Swaziland

Various Artists
Lullabies, herding, and ceremonial songs from the Swazi people of Swaziland
Several of these songs from the Swazi, of Swaziland in southern Africa, include very interesting harmonies utilizing descants and interwoven harmonies. All of these songs are sung without instrumental accompaniment and were recorded in 1958 by Hugh Tracey.

Track Listing

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Mantentemezana (The breeze) Group of small Swazi boys and girls 00:37
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102
Lolo mtwanami (Hush, my child) Justina Shabangu 01:12
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103
Koboyi, koboyi yekoboyi (Peck, peck birds) Justina Shabangu 00:52
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104
Kuyashisa kunemikhobo laphekhaya (It is hot here at home) Group of women and men of the Queen Mother's village 03:01
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105
Babe lidzela nyoni (Father neglects the bird) Masitsela with two boys and three girls 02:32
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106
Dumelabantu ungangezwe (Attack, for you are as great as the world) Ntsandovose Mucina with 5 women and 5 men 02:51
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Babe kasenankomo (Father has no cattle left) Masitsela with two boys and three girls 02:53