From Hugh Tracey’s field notes:
Somagwaza - "Father Of The Stabbing"
(Xhosa/Mpondo – recorded in 1957)
Qaukeni, "Great Place", Lusikisiki District, Cape Province, S. Africa
This song is sung in thanks to the Chief when he has killed a beast for them.
Praise song with clapping and 5 drums. Khotso and group of Mpondo men and women
Sampled by Auntie Flo, Boys Ride Bikes and Desert Sound Colony on 'Beating Heart - South Africa' - lnk.to/BH-SASo
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