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Umgubo regimental songs from the Swazi people of Swaziland

Various Artists
Umgubo regimental songs from the Swazi people of Swaziland

This group of regimental songs, called umgubo, are traditionally sung by the military regiments of local kings. They typically have a slow pace and often are in a free rhythm with several overlapping layers of unison and harmony singing. Some of the singing acts as a background for chanting. Hugh Tracey recorded these songs in 1958.

Track Listing

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Ngwenyama usenta lunya kuze Group of Swazi men 2:37
102
Wena wamakhosi ezizwe Group of men and girls from the Queen Mother's Village 3:29
103
Imiziyabola kaNgwane Group of Swazi men 4:35
104
Uyakhula wena Group of Swazi men 5:29

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