!Gubi Tietei – Bushmen of the Kalahari

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An essential element of the San cultural identity is their medicine dance and music, in which they use rhythm to heal both the individual and the collective. The medicine men have a supernatural potency within them called n/um that enables them to cure sickness. To activate this substance they dance and sing, creating sounds and a tempo that heats the n/um, causing it to rise up to their heads and evoke trance. Tragically, after decades of systematic marginalisation and dislocation, the modern world threatens these ancient people, their culture as hunter-gatherers, and their strange and beautiful music. The San involved in both the original MELT 2000 recordings with Pops Mohamed presenting the Bushmen of the Kalahari, and the remix projects come from an area of Namibia called the Omaheke Region, bordering with Botswana. In May 2001 four San musician !Gubi Tietei, Anna,Kuela and Marcela (Noa -tribe) visited London to launch the SanScape International Remix Project.

Release Date
February 1, 1998
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