IPI NTOMBI the amazing South African musical, full-length!
Here it is for fair use. No copyright infringement intended.
A 2016 upload here : www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tH75rIpn1Q
A co-production of Clive Morris Productions & Connecticut Public Television. Copyright Alnal Investments (pty) Ltd 1997.
You may like to read this : soulsafari.wordpress.com/2013/06/10/eureka-tribute-to-bertha-egnos/
A revival in preparation: www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2qn97_FSak
Director/Music - Bertha Egnos (1912-2003)
Book & Lyrics by her daughters - Gail (1942-2010) and Lucille Lakier
Lucille Lakier Smith is director at Songe Music Productions Ltd, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Main cast members :
Bride - Linda Sebezo
Groom - Mfana "Jones" Hlophe
Gospel lead singer - Velaphi Mnisi
Singer in "Mother Mary" (25:28) - Stella Magaba
Father/chief & company manager - Ken Gampu
The Mama - Sophie Mgcina-Davids
Priest - Joe Motsamai
Female singer in "Moriva" (6:08) & traditional choreographer - Todd Twala
Male lead dancer & traditional dances choreographer - S'bu Ngema
Todd Twala was later co-founder of UMOJA.
@ 2:47 The venerable lady in the front row looks quite like Bertha Egnos. ;-)
THE WARRIOR (1:22:54) - Lyrics
Hosa Hosa Ho [x2]
As night fades out faded by the sun
Ten thousand men stand high on the hill
A loud silence and the earth is still
Ten thousand men tremble for the kill
A vulture flies the wind that cries
A warrior dies at the battle of blood
The scavengers wait each man their fate
Death his mate at the battle of blood
Hosa Hosa Ho [x5]
Maidens sitting, sitting on their own
Each one thinking who is coming home
The spear flashes, screaming fills the air
Each one shivers in her heart is fear
Hosa Hosa Ho [x5]
The fight is over and the battle's won
The fight is over and the deed is done
The fight is over but which side has won
The fight is over or has it just begun