Hugh Tracey

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    Sounds of South African Animals and BirdsHugh Tracey
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    The Story of Nyangara, the PythonHugh Tracey
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    Mitamba yalagala kumchuziHugh Tracey
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    Meki, ye Meki woyeHugh Tracey
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    Kazela kambelembaHugh Tracey

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        South African ethnomusicologist Hush Tracey was born to British parents in 1903. As a young man, while farming in what is today Zimbabwe, Tracey fell in love with the songs sung by his African co-workers. In 1929, astonished that nobody was documenting these and other indigenous African musics, Tracey set about making high quality recordings and keeping meticulous notes about the music. A couple of years later, with the support of a Carnegie Scholarship, Tracey branched out into... Read more

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