John Brearley Botswana Collection

Maja. Laolambe. The Bat- Sesarwa.

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    Dance song

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  • Is part of (Collection)

    John Brearley Botswana Collection

  • Recording locations

    Didibakwe, Nata, Botswana

  • Performers

    Maja (dancer), unidentified singers (women)

  • Recordist

    Brearley, John

  • Description

    Dance with singing, clapping and rattles. The words are quite simple: Dancer: Laolambe!. Women: Bembesa! (this also means bat). Maja is a self-taught dancer; he just started by himself when a small boy. He dances purely for entertainment.

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