Hans-Joachim Heinz Botswana Collection

Music recorded among the !Ko San, Curing dances

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  • Shelf mark

    1CDR0001964 (copy of C312/4)

  • Recording date

    ca. 1960

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Hans-Joachim Heinz collection

  • Recording locations

    Takatshshwane, Botswana

  • Recordist

    Heinz, Dr Hans-Joachim

  • Description

    Item notes: Notes transcribed from handwritten observations supplied with original tapes: !Nymkwa attempts to sing - 2 women sing duet 2'24"; same (good musically but but distorted sound) 2'18"; Conversation 22"; Several women sing (poor sound) 2'19"; Dongo - tuning and melody (stops and starts to adjust intonation) 5'35"; Bush fiddle (showing influence of SA Pop) 1'51"; Guitar - Road gang (pop style) 2'00"; Guitar with singing by Kgalagadi girls (pop style) 2'46"; Silence 14"; Guitar, with man singing (poor and distorted) 2'05"; Moutbow (low buzz spoils it) 1'30"; !Kumka singing (low buzz spoils it) 1'05" - here can be heard the accompaniment of a bunch of dried grass stems stroked by hand; Mouthbow (spoilt by low buzz) 1'04"; Bayonete tells a story 1'35" - followed by silence, then continues 1'45"; Curing dance (dull sound, and distorted) 3'00"; Curing dance (interesting 9/8 rhythm) 3'22"; Curing dance (dull and distorted) 3'06"; Curing dance (raucus and distorted) 1'55"

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