Amagugu Akwazulu & Abalandeli Bengoma
Traditional Zulu Music – Songs of King Shaka (ARC Music EUCD2340, 2011)
Songs of King Shaka features music from King Shaka’s time (1785–1828) including songs in his praise, war cries of the Zulu impi (army), hunting songs, celebration songs and other traditional pieces from the period of the early Zulu kings in southern Africa.
The music is primarily a capella, accompanied by stamping, clapping, and whistling. The CD booklet includes extensive liner notes about Traditional Zulu Music and its history, as well as the story behind each song.
Traditional Zulu Music – Songs of King Shaka reveals the vitality of one of the great traditions in southern Africa.
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Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.