for Ugubhu and Voice

Transcribed from the performance of Mntwana Princess Magogo ka Dinizulu by Siphelele Mkhabela

“This is a nostalgic love song, adapted by Princess Magogo in memory of her late husband, Chief Mathole Buthelezi. She first learned the traditional form of the song from relatives, in her youth, while staying at Ngenetsheni, the residence of Prince Hamu kaMpande” (Rycroft, 1976).


Rycroft, D., 1976. The Zulu Bow songs of Princess Magogo. International Library of African Music, Vol 5 no. 4, 41 – 97