Umngqokolo: Xhosa overtone singing and the song nondel'ekhaya
AbstractThis type of gruff singing â€˜vocal percussionâ€™ is also used by young men in the Lumko district, but there is another kind of umngqokolo â€” that used by women and girls â€” which is a form of overtone singing. At the time of writing (1985), Lumko Missiological Institute was situated at Lumko Mission, 12 kilometres south of Lady Frere, which is a small town some 48 kilometres east of the Cape Province town of Queensland. The name â€œLumkoâ€, which means â€˜wisdomâ€™, is in fact the name of the family which once owned Lumko as part of their farm.
How to Cite
Dargie, David. 2017. “Umngqokolo: Xhosa Overtone Singing and the Song Nondel’ekhaya”. African Music : Journal of the International Library of African Music 7 (1), 33-47. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.21504/amj.v7i1.1928.