John Brearley Botswana Collection

Mahubala. Maijanbida. Song with setinkane.

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    96000

  • Cultures

    Khoisan (Naro) [Nharo]

  • Shelf mark

    C65/1

  • Subjects

    Lamellophone

  • Recording date

    1982

  • Is part of (Collection)

    John Brearley Botswana Collection

  • Recording locations

    Nata village and nearby, North East Botswana, Botswana

  • Performers

    Mahubala (setinkane-lamellophone)

  • Recordist

    Brearley, John

  • Description

    Song with setinkane accompaniment. Maijandiba is the name of certain group or tribe. The songs goes: When a Makoba dies, they eat hippo; when a Basarwa dies, tortoise; when a Motswana dies, beef is eaten.(Makoba is a derogatory nickname for a person of the Yei tribe).

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