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Instrumental Music of the Kalahari San

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Instrumental Music of the Kalahari San
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Rather than performing for an audience, the !Kung San people from the northwestern Kalahari Desert region "play [music] for themselves, when the mood strikes them." Perhaps that’s what makes it so compelling. Here is a demonstration of music played on gut pluriarc (bow lute), gut hunting bow and sitengena (thumb piano), with vocal accompaniment.

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Gut pluriarc with 3 Men's Voices Musicians of Namibia 2:36
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Metal pluriarc with one woman's voice Hwan//a 3:31
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Gut hunting bow, solo Tuma We 2:00
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Gut hunting bow with one man's voice Tashay Kumsi 3:08
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Gut hunting bow with resonator and one man's voice Uxone 2:42
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Sitengena with one man's voice Tikay 7:00
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Te bow with two women's voices Recorded in Kauri 3:02
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Tin can bow solo Recorded in Namimbia 1:44
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Sitengena solo: "Rain Song" Recorded in Botswana 1:15
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Sitengena with one man's voice Gau 2:20
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Gut pluriarc with one man's voice Recorded in Namibia 3:51
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Metal pluriarc with one woman's voice Hwan//a 2:05
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Guthunting bow with one man's voice Recorded in Namibia 2:38
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