John Brearley Botswana Collection

Dakateri footbow song. Bore g!u. (Water tap or borehole water)

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:02:14

  • Cultures

    Khoisan (Ju/'hoan) [Makaukau]

  • Shelf mark

    C65/41

  • Subjects

    Musical bow - footbow

  • Recording date

    1997-08-14

  • Is part of (Collection)

    John Brearley Botswana Collection

  • Recording locations

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

  • Performers

    K!oro (dakateri - footbow / singer, female)

  • Recordist

    Brearley, John

  • Description

    Female singer with dakateri and other five women talking in the background. Dakateri is a musical bow, resonated using an upturned basin, and played by a group of women who tap the string of the bow.

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