Zulu women's music

  • Rosemary Joseph

Abstract

It is with certain qualifications that this paper is titled Zulu Womens Music. While the ensuing discussion does in fact concern music, performed by Zulu women in certain areas of KwaZulu, it is not wished to infer that the practices described are necessarily homogeneous throughout the whole of the Zulu-speaking areas of Natal and KwaZulu. The terms music, song and dance are used advisedly. There are no direct Zulu equivalents of the Western concepts of music, song and dance; nevertheless these terms are retained in order to facilitate discussion in as much as they refer to broadly similiar Zulu concepts.

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Published
1983-07-12
How to Cite
Joseph, R. “Zulu Women’s Music”. African Music: Journal of the International Library of African Music, Vol. 6, no. 3, July 1983, pp. 53-89, doi:https://doi.org/10.21504/amj.v6i3.1168.