John Brearley Botswana Collection

Chaiye. Segaba musical bow with singing. No title

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:01:25

  • Cultures

    Khoisan

  • Shelf mark

    C65/11

  • Subjects

    Musical bow - bowed

  • Recording date

    1985-07-24

  • Is part of (Collection)

    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; c) The worm: (Seboku). There is a story about a worm who tried to cross over the warm ashes of a fire. What did you do, worm? (repeated many times). What were you doing, mother of your children? (referring to the worm).

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