John Brearley Botswana Collection

Chele. Letlhaka mouthbow song. No!.

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  • 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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