John Brearley Botswana Collection

Sabata, on sevuikivuiki [friction drum] with singing. Hunting a giraffe on horseback with guns.

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:01:23

  • Cultures

    Bantu (Mbukushu)

  • Shelf mark

    C65/4

  • Subjects

    Friction drum

  • Recording date

    1982

  • Is part of (Collection)

    John Brearley Botswana Collection

  • Recording locations

    North-West Botswana, Botswana

  • Performers

    Sabata (sevuikivuiki with singing)

  • Recordist

    Brearley, John

  • Description

    Hunting giraffe on horseback with guns. The sevuikivuiki is a friction drum constructed over a hole in the ground. A hole is dug, about the size of a bucket, and a fairly flat woven mat is placed over it acting. It accompanies singing and handclapping.

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    Image of sevuikivuiki (friction drum)

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