for Ugubhu and Voice    
Transcribed from the performance of Mntwana Princess Magogo kaDinizulu by Khanyisile Peterson

“Princess Magogo classed this as an ihubo lothando or ‘love song’ from Dinuzulu’s time, which was sung by girls who were in love with the sons of King Cetshwayo. However, rather than expressing affection for the princes, it mainly laments the death of Cetshwayo (1884) and lays the blame for his death on his rival, Zibhebhu. The Princess sings this song with great pathos. The initial ‘hm’ syllables are almost inaudible” (Rycroft, 1976).


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