John Brearley Botswana Collection

Maja. Laolambe. The Bat- Sesarwa.

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:00:56

  • Cultures

    Khoisan

  • Shelf mark

    C65/35

  • Subjects

    Dance song

  • Recording date

    1994-07-30

  • 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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