oa South African Journal of Cultural History - Kenmerke van die Afrikaanse volkslied

Volume 7, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1011-3053



The main characteristics of the Afrikaans folk song are the phenomenon of the many variants that occur and the transformation of words and melody that are a result of oral tradition. Some of the other features are simplicity, recurrence of words, lines or parts of the melody and the use of the major key.

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