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Babe lidzela nyoni (Father neglects the bird)

Masitsela with two boys and three girls
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Babe lidzela nyoni (Father neglects the bird)
A bride's party at a Swazi wedding in Lobamba, Mbabane, Swaziland sings this wedding song. A man named Masitsela leads out the verses as two boys and three girls join in, singing in octaves. The girls and Masitsela then split into harmony parts, one singing a high descant, as the boys keep up the repetitive melody heard from the beginning.