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Thread #79655   Message #2035808
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
25-Apr-07 - 05:58 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Bantu Original Words to 'Somagwaza'
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bantu Original Words to 'Somagwaza'
Dave Dargle, mentioned by Guest A Xhosa Boy, wrote the book "Xhosa Music, its Techniques and Instruments, with a Collection of Songs."
Published by David Philip, Cape Town, 1988, in paperback, it now seems to be rare.
Has it been reprinted, or are there reasonably-priced copies available?

A few southern African songs, including two Xhosa songs, may be heard here:
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/africa/explore/southern_music_lo.html
southern Africa

Dave Dargle provides music and description of a Xhosa song, a click song, in the Talking Drum, Sing a Xhosa Song, p. 11.
http://aboutdisa.ukzn.ac.za/samap/TDnewsno8nov1997/tdnewsno8nov1997.pdf
Talking Drum