John Brearley Botswana Collection

Taxa- Piet Kelebemang. G!oma mouthbow song. N ǁai (Naro) or tama (K= auǀ ǀ ei). Melon dance.

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    Mouthbow; Game song

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    John Brearley Botswana Collection

  • Recording locations

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

  • Performers

    Kelebemang, Piet - Taxa (g!oma - braced mouthbow)

  • Recordist

    Brearley, John

  • Description

    N//ai is the Naro word for melon. This is a play-dance popular with girls and women, where a tricky game of catching and throwing, using a melon as a ball, is played to the accompaniment of singing and clapping.

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