Ulwazi Fieldworkers: July

This month our fieldworks have put their hand to a bit of videography showing the prominent role that song and dance still play in Zulu culture. Whether it’s to praise a higher power or a newly married couple, or simply for dramatic effect, singing and dancing features heavily in African celebrations. Follow the links below to watch some short clips filmed by Nkosikhona Duma this month:

SONA 2017, Young Poet Praising Zuma vs EFF
SONA 2017, Young Poet Praising Zuma vs EFF

Praise poetry is also something that even today, forms an integral part of Zulu culture, with praise poetry appearing everywhere from Zulu weddings to political gatherings:

Image courtesy of Youtube


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