John Brearley Botswana Collection

Chele. Letlhaka mouthbow song. No!.

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:00:17

  • Cultures

    Khoisan

  • Shelf mark

    C65/24

  • Subjects

    Mouthbow

  • Recording date

    1989-08-25

  • Is part of (Collection)

    John Brearley Botswana Collection

  • Recording locations

    Nata Village, edge of the Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana

  • Performers

    Chele (letlhaka - mouthbow)

  • Recordist

    Brearley, John

  • Description

    After the death of her husband she said No! to anyone who proposed to her. She composed the song to say she doesn't want to marry again.. Letlhaka - a small mouthbow made from a reed, also known as shanga.

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