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BRITISH LIBRARY SOUND ARCHIVE - JU|’HOANSI HEALING SONGS FROM THE KALAHARI

London, 23.09.18

Mix by Andrea Zarza, selection with Alice Rudge. Thanks to recordist Dr. Emmanuelle Olivier for her careful research, and for her kind permission for the use of her recordings. We dedicate this programme to the Ju|’hoansi performers who feature in the collection. One hour of unpublished ethnographic field recordings featuring music and sound recorded on DAT tape by Emmanuelle Olivier during her ethnomusicological fieldwork with Ju|’hoansi people in the Nyae Nyae area of the Kalahari, Namibia, in ||xa|oba and ||auru villages. Healing dances are interspersed with initiation songs, instrumental music, and recordings of Ju|’hoan daily life.

Read more about the show in the full detailed tracklist written by Alice Rudge.

Tracklist

  • GIRAFFE SONG
    Healing Song Sung By Women
  • ELAND SONG
    Women’s Initiation Dance
  • TSAMMA MELON SONG
    Healing Song Sung By Women
  • TSHOMA
    Men’s Initiation Dance
  • TSHOMA
    Men’s Initiation Dance
  • !AH BIRD SONG
    Song With 5-String Pluriarc [G≠Aukácé]
  • TSHOMA
    Men’s Initiation Dance
  • ELEPHANT SONG
    Healing Song Sung By Women
  • G||XARU SONG
    Song With Lamellophone [Dùngò]
  • MAMBA SONG
    Women’s Mamba Song With Healer
  • TALK
    Ambient Recording Of Laughter And Conversation
  • WELL-TRODDEN PATH SONG
    Song With Musical Bow [G!Omah]
  • LAMELLOPHONE PIECE
    Piece Played On Lamellophone [Dùngò]
  • ELEPHANT SONG
    Healing Song Sung By Women