Global Images Contest 2008-2009

Bow Player Dqae Qare, Botswana

Honorable Mention

A San woman from Namibia is playing the musical bow. It is a Friday night and a small group of mostly elder San is sitting around a fire singing and playing music. The woman is performing for her people and for any visitor who made the effort to travel to the Kuru Dance Festival in Dqae Qare near Ghanzi in Botswana. This picture expresses her passion for the music with which she grew up the knowledge of which is slowly diapering. Playing the sad tune it does not only deeply affect the listeners but moves her to tears. The microphone and the light of the cameraman on the musician are a reminder of the world all of us live in today.

Marcia Schenck ’09