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Title:Segaba, an African Zither and Its Potential for Music Education
Author:Phuthego, Mothusi
Periodical:Botswana Notes and Records (ISSN 0525-5090)
Notes:biblio. refs., ills.
Geographic terms:Botswana
Southern Africa
Subjects:music education
musical instruments
Architecture and the Arts
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Education and Oral Traditions
Art, Architecture, Music, Drama
Segaba (musical instrument)
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/40980244
Abstract:The playing of musical instruments needs to be taught at school as part of the music education curriculum. The playing technique, tuning system and music structure of the 'segaba', a particular kind of African zither found in southern Africa, suggests that the 'segaba' is one musical instrument that holds a vast potential for classroom teaching and learning. The teaching and learning of the instrument is also a way of preserving a culture that is rapidly dying. The article focuses on the music of L.T. Matlapeng, a player and maker of the 'segaba' from Tlokweng in southeast Botswana. Bibliogr., ref., sum.