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The Nguni Sound: South Africa & Swaziland 1955, '57, '58
FORMAT
CD

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SWP 020CD SWP 020CD
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RELEASE DATE
9/16/2014

2003 release. By "the Nguni" is meant the peoples along the SE coast of Africa, who are known as Xhosa, Zulu, Swati. On this album we hear traditional unaccompanied groups singing with great vocal power, strength of melody, richness of harmony, and intimate songs with music bows -- this is roots music, and these are the most authentic recordings of it. There are also some examples of Western instruments readily adopted, creatively, but still with a definite Nguni sound, and the seemingly natural step to their own jazz style. Historical recordings by Hugh Tracey. Includes a 24-page booklet.