John Brearley Botswana Collection

Letlhaka (mouthbow) solo. Molatoleng

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:03:15

  • Cultures

    Khoisan

  • Shelf mark

    C65/11

  • Subjects

    Mouthbow

  • Recording date

    1985-07-24

  • Is part of (Collection)

    John Brearley Botswana Collection

  • Recording locations

    Nata Village, edge of the Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana

  • Performers

    Molatoleng (letlhaka mouthbow also known as shanga)

  • Recordist

    Brearley, John

  • Description

    Letlhaka - a small mouthbow (jew's harp) made from a reed, also known as shanga. a) Deluka: A Kalanga word meaning Get down or Get off; b) Malebelesa bovu: talking to a blind person; c) untitled (she copied the song from an old woman who played it)..

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