Black South African urban music since the 1890's: some reminiscences of Alfred Assegai Kumalo (1879-1966)

  • David Rycroft School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

Abstract

The main body of this article deals with personal reminiscences and anecdotes many of them relating to music — recounted to me by the renowned Zulu musician, choir-master and composer, the late Mr A. A. Kumalo during two tape-recorded interviews in Edendale, Natal in 1964. This was some two years before he suffered a stroke (in July 1966) from which he never fully recovered. He died peacefully at his home on 9 December 1966, aged 87.

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Published
2017-07-12
How to Cite
Rycroft, D. “Black South African Urban Music since the 1890’s: Some Reminiscences of Alfred Assegai Kumalo (1879-1966)”. African Music: Journal of the International Library of African Music, Vol. 7, no. 1, July 2017, pp. 5-32, doi:https://doi.org/10.21504/amj.v7i1.1927.