John Brearley Botswana Collection

Chaiye. Segaba musical bow with singing. No title

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    Musical bow - bowed

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    John Brearley Botswana Collection

  • Recording locations

    Kautshamkam (near Nata), Botswana

  • Performers

    Chaiye (segaba with singing)

  • Recordist

    Brearley, John

  • Description

    The singer makes up the words as he goes along; they can be different each time a song is sung and they are normally reflections on his life, or on any subject; a) They gave one policeman the chieftainship and the other man the authority. When I was a boy I didn't care for women; when I grew up I was always in court because of them. The uncle gets the head (of a slaughtered animal), the nephew gets the telwane (?). I fell down and crawled on my elbows...continued at great length.

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