Hans-Joachim Heinz Botswana Collection

Music recorded among the !Ko San

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  • Shelf mark

    1CDR0001963 (copy of C312/3)

  • Recording date

    ca. 1960

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Hans-Joachim Heinz collection

  • Recording locations

    Takatshshwane, Botswana

  • Performers

    Heinz, H J

  • Recordist

    Heinz, Dr Hans-Joachim

  • Description

    Item notes: Notes transcribed from handwritten observations supplied with original tapes: Announcement by Dr Heinz; Musical bow (tryout) 25"; Musical bow - of a type resting on a hollow resonator, using some hard object to stop the string 2'00"; Gemsbok game - slightly distorted 33"; silence 11"; Game with animal noises and clapping 2'27"; Game with animal noises and shouts 3'12"; Game with animal noises etc. - especially good after 3'50") 7'22"; Interruptions 19"; Game recommences with 'good noises' 4'32"; continues, but rather disorderly 53"; Silence and random noises 2'48"; Dongo; several tunes, mostly repetitive 3'40"; Dance song, poor sound quality 4'40"; Scraps 22"; Woman sings solo - sounds wobbly? 1'28"; Woman talking - interesting 1'13"; Same woman sings solo - good 2'55"; Spasmodic conversation 1'29"; Solo singing - very good example 2'37"; The remainder is distorted, or merely fragments of conversation

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