John Brearley Botswana Collection

Nata Primary School - dance- singing competition

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  • Shelf mark

    C65/53; Tape 19

  • Subjects

    Communal song

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    John Brearley Botswana Collection

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  • Performers

    Nata Primary School Children (singers)

  • Recordist

    Brearley, John

  • Description

    First group performance 3 songs, 12' approx. Second group performance, 10' approx. Third group performance 10' approx.. Nata Primary School - dance-singing competition for local schools. Singing with traditional dance. Leg rattles often worn. Six groups were recorded; each group performs 3 songs: a) an introduction as they walk on; b) the main item; c) a closing item as they walk off. First group: Maseboledi bolela - the speaker (female), the one who likes speaking; b) Ngwao ya rona boswa wee- We inherited our culture; c) Phelehu ya thula Mosarwa; e thudile Gabanthate - A ram has butted a Bushman; it has butted Gabanthate.- Second group: a) Madume - Greetings; b) Rona re Bana - We are children; c) Salang Sentle - Stay well.- Third group: a) Makalang - Wondering (Wandering?); b) Mokoduwe Mmalobeto - Mmalobeto, old female cow! c) Makalang- Wondering

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