This clip was taken in 2019 near Dâures. The Damara lady is demonstrating how Haiseb dances and sings in relation to the story shown previously of Haiseb picking berries
The Awaras family and Animare Culture group performing a Haiseb song
Johny from the Hai||om community in Outjo shared a story that included an action I saw elsewhere; and we can see this here. In the story he acts out Haiseb pulling out his honib, or mucus, and flinging it.
Honib is rubbed on to children if they receive a burn. This may or may not be relevant…
Wilfred Naibob, near Dâures, 2015.
Mariane !Owos oas and I asked Wilfred and his wife if they knew any Haiseb stories or songs. The knew a story – the Lion story. And they wanted to show us this song and dance shown below:
“I will get the chicken, the big one, the grey one”.
They also knew another song about the rain:
“One cloud must come together. I must now go and dig the !khwa [a root to eat]”
Mariane explained: “After the clouds come together it rains. Then it is a good time to dig this and !nan, they can sell it. Or they must eat the dog”