John Brearley Botswana Collection

/oise. Dongo lamellophone tuning and brief interview with ǁeixa of Kuru translated by Judas

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    Khoisan (Naro) [Nharo]

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  • Is part of (Collection)

    John Brearley Botswana Collection

  • Recording locations

    D'kar (Dekar) near Ghanzi, Botswana

  • Performers

    /oise (Cgoise) (dongo - lamellophone), ǁ'eixa (Xgaiga) (interviewee)

  • Recordist

    Brearley, John

  • Description

    Dongo tuning from left to right. Explanations about the contents of the song titled Dupolsie: according to the John Brearley's notes Dupolsie was a farmer who was very cruel to people, so those people who were working for him were afraid of that cruelty which he was imposing on them. So they have to start songs and sing out his name. The song is related to how he walks, sometimes quick in his pace, sometimes slow. And that song was made to remember how that man was, through calling his name.

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