John Brearley Botswana Collection

Women joined briefly by men

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:00:28

  • Cultures

    Khoisan (Naro) [Nharo]

  • Shelf mark

    C65/14

  • Subjects

    Dance song

  • Recording date

    1985-08-08

  • Is part of (Collection)

    John Brearley Botswana Collection

  • Recording locations

    D'kar (Dekar) near Ghanzi, Botswana

  • Performers

    unidentified (singers, women), unknown singers (men)

  • 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. Some men walked by and joined in briefly.

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