The tivha khulo was a unique multi-part vocal style used during the great domba dance, which contrasted with the subdued call and response style that preceded it. It employed hocketting and interlocking techniques reminiscent of tshikona, in that each girl performed only a limited number of notes to a phrase, which combined with the phrases of other girls to create a dense harmonic sequence. Singing in quasi-orgiastic cries of joys, the result was an ecstatic musical style, symbolising sexual climax.




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