John Brearley Botswana Collection

N ǀ ubi Yopende. Gǀ ǀ oqne(an edible flying beetle)

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:03:16

  • Cultures

    Khoisan

  • Shelf mark

    C65/35

  • Subjects

    Mouthbow

  • Recording date

    1994-08-13

  • Is part of (Collection)

    John Brearley Botswana Collection

  • Recording locations

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

  • Performers

    Yopende, N /ubi (g!oma - braced mouthbow)

  • Recordist

    Brearley, John

  • Description

    Q. Why a song about a flying beetle? / A. This beetle has young (small?) wings they use during this dance- Brearley doesn't know how they use it. They use the beetle in or during a dance!! / Q. Like medicine? Old people know all these things, why they were using this, etc./ Q. Does this old lady know? (indicating and old lady nearby) / A. She says she doesn't know anything. She is not an old woman!

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