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‘Mshongolo,’ Delagoa Bay Kafirs’ Dance, 1899 - 1908

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30468S/26

Scope and Contents

206 x 152 mm. Showing a group of Chopi men performing a stick dance, watched by a crowd of women in the foreground. The meaning of ‘mshongolo’ has not been determined but is possibly a corruption or earlier form of ‘msahone’, the Chopi term for a dancing place or performance. See Hugh Tracey, ‘Chopi musicians, their music, poetry and instruments’ (London, 1970), pp. 85-6. Signed ‘J. & M. Lazarus, Photos’.


  • 1899 - 1908

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Finding aid date

2010-07-28 10:05:16+00:00

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