John Brearley Botswana Collection

ǀ ǀ ' aǀoe = oma, Lucas=oma, Jacob and John Brearley. Sitile Soek (Afrikaner: sand [?]). John Brearley and Lucas =oma

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:01:52

  • Cultures

    Khoisan

  • Shelf mark

    C65/35

  • Subjects

    Guitar

  • Recording date

    1994-08-10

  • Is part of (Collection)

    John Brearley Botswana Collection

  • Recording locations

    Grootlaagte, north-west of Ghanzi in western Botswana, Botswana

  • Performers

    Brearley, John (violin), Lucas=oma (guitar)

  • Recordist

    Brearley, John

  • Description

    The guitar was a Spanish-style instrument, tuned as on in the previous recording, with a capo fitted. It is interesting to hear traditional Bushman music played on a guitar; one all too often hears the reverse, i. e. popular guitar-style music played on a specially tuned lamellophone.

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