isicathamiya - definition and synonyms

noun [uncountable] music  /ˌɪsɪkætəˈmi:jə/
  1. a style of choral singing that started among the Zulu people where the voice parts are close together and there is no instrumental accompaniment

    They sing in a Zulu choral style called isicathamiya, developed in the coal and diamond mines by men who were often separated from their families.