Ulwazi Fieldworkers: July

Members of South African Apolistic Holy Church of the World singing the song, Mawungangilahli

Members of the South African Apolistic Holy Church of the World singing the song, Mawungangilahli

While music is a feature of all cultures it is particularly prominent in KwaZulu-Natal where an inherent sense of rhythm, song and dance features prominently in daily life. Whether it’s to woo a prospective love, to praise a higher being, or to celebrate the joining of two families, music always plays an important role, as is evident in the series of videos posted by Ulwazi fieldworker, Nkosikhona Duma, this month:

Not for the faint-hearted Siboniso Langa chose to share the process of slaughtering a cow for a traditional ceremony, explaining how the different parts of the cow are allocated in terms of age and gender, with men and women, girls and boys, being designated different sections of meat:

 

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