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Collection Creator:
Gibson, Gordon D. (Gordon Davis), 1915-2007  Search this
1 Sound tape reel
5" tape reel
Item 39
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
1971-07-06 - 1971-07-06
Scope and Contents:
71-R-8, recorded at Vepwaya's near Oncocua 1. Himba music - One young mother, Kauiambwa (Omukacipengo), and a young girl, Makambaipa, sing a lullaby to the baby of one. The song is called onjongo. 2. Song by Kavara with accompaniment on ocihunda, a 5-stringed and 5-bowed harp at Vepweya's onganda. (Song and instrument said to be non-Himba; song may be Kuvale or Hakawona in origin; Himba men were unable to interpret it. 3. Another song by Kavara [Also available as copy on 5" sound tape reel, 3 3/4 ips (71-R-18). Additional copy on sound cassette (60 min.) 72-K-15]
Collection Restrictions:
The Gordon Davis Gibson papers are open for research. Access to the computer disks in the collection are restricted due to preservation concerns. The personnel files of Smithsonian staff have also been restricted. Access to the Gordon Davis Gibson papers requires an appointment.
Collection Citation:
Gordon Davis Gibson papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Gordon Davis Gibson papers
Gordon Davis Gibson papers / Series 19: Sound Recordings / 1971-1973 Field Research
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives