John Brearley Botswana Collection

Women sewing group singing. Healing dance repertoire. Lion

  • Add a note
    Log in to add a note at the bottom of this page.
  • All notes
  • My notes
  • Hide notes
Please click to leave a note

The British Library Board acknowledges the intellectual property rights of those named as contributors to this recording and the rights of those not identified.
Legal and ethical usage »

Tags (top 25):
(No tags found for this item)
  • Type


  • Duration


  • Cultures

    Khoisan (Naro) [Nharo]

  • Shelf mark


  • Subjects

    Healing dance

  • Recording date


  • Is part of (Collection)

    John Brearley Botswana Collection

  • Recording locations

    D'kar (Dekar) near Ghanzi, Botswana

  • Performers

    unidentified (singers, women)

  • Recordist

    Brearley, John

  • Description

    These are songs used at Nharo healing dances. This started off in a room where about 12 women were at work, using sewing machines and singing as they worked. Having abandoned their sewing machines, they sang these as samples of their repertoire.

  • Metadata record:

    View full metadata for this item