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Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:Musical Instruments of the Hambukushu
Author:Larson, Thomas J.ISNI
Year:1985
Periodical:South African Journal of Ethnology
Volume:8
Issue:1
Period:March
Pages:5-11
Language:English
Geographic term:Botswana
Subjects:Mbukushu
musical instruments
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Architecture and the Arts
Abstract:This short descriptive account of the musical instruments of the Hambukushu of Ngamiland (Botswana) synthesizes the author's research results with those of L.L. van Tender (The Hambukushu of Okavangoland, Univ. of Port Elizabeth, 1966). The dimensions and use of the following instruments are given: the long drums, the friction drum, the musical rasp, the hand piano, several kinds of rattles, the musical bow as well as flutes, hoe blades, whistles and clapping boards. Illustrations of these instruments are given and their use in religious and other ceremonies commented upon. Fig., photos, ref., sum. in Afrikaans.
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