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oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1172804

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Title:OKA-AU-T0035
Digitization of Oswin Kohler's analogue audio recordings of endangered and moribund Khoisan languages
Contributor:Oswin Köhler
Kafuro
Mbongi
Tinene
Kayawe
Gombo
Coverage:Namibia
Description:The swan song of the yèú-kx'àò-mà after a healing ceremony, sung by Kafuro; a yèú-song (healing song), sung by Mbongi; another version of the swan song of the yèú-song (healing song), sung by Tinene; Mbongi invocates the new moon; Kafuro invocates the new moon; Kayawe invocates the new moon; Tinene invocates the new moon; Gombo invocates the new moon; a fortuneteller questions an axe handle, spoken by Kafuro; Kafuro invocates the ancestors and asks for blessing for the hunt
Oswin Köhler was one of the most important German Africanists of the second generation. He headed the Institute of African Studies at the University of Cologne from 1957 until his retirement in 1977. He studied many African languages from the Khoisan, Bantu, Gur and Nilotic language groups or families. His academic legacy is currently kept in the Oswin Köhler Archive at the Institute of African Studies of the Goethe University Frankfurt.
Kafuro († 1982) was one of Oswin Köhler's main consultants between 1965 and 1970, and a musician (songs to calabash resonated musical bow). Further information in Köhler, Oswin (1989): Die Welt der Kxoé-Buschleute. Vol. 1: Die Kxoé-Buschleute und ihre ethnische Umgebung, Berlin: Dietrich Reimer, pp. 33-38
Mbongi († 1974) was Köhler's field assistant and consultant between 1957 and 1974. Further information in Köhler, Oswin (1989): Die Welt der Kxoé-Buschleute. Vol. 1: Die Kxoé-Buschleute und ihre ethnische Umgebung, Berlin: Dietrich Reimer, pp. 25-30
Tinene was one of Oswin Köhler's so-called 'side-consultants' with whom he worked only occasionally between 1968 and 1988; father of Ndo
Kayawe was one of Oswin Köhler's so-called 'side-consultants' with whom he worked only occasionally between 1968 and 1988; father of ǁHãĩ
Gombo was one of Oswin Köhler's main consultants from 1974 onwards. Further information in Köhler, Oswin (1989): Die Welt der Kxoé-Buschleute. Vol. 1: Die Kxoé-Buschleute und ihre ethnische Umgebung, Berlin: Dietrich Reimer, pp. 45-51
Format:audio/x-wav
Identifier:oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1172804
LMG0005
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1172804%23
Publisher:Gertrud Boden
Oswin Köhler Archive, Institut für Afrikanistik, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
Subject:Kxoe language
Khwe
Subject (ISO639):xuu
Type:Audio

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Archive:  Endangered Languages Archive
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OaiIdentifier:  oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1172804
DateStamp:  2018-06-19
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Citation: Oswin Köhler; Kafuro; Mbongi; Tinene; Kayawe; Gombo. n.d. Gertrud Boden.
Terms: area_Africa country_NA iso639_xuu

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Country: Namibia
Area: Africa


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