T Molupe

Tseliso was a young man Dave Dargie encountered near the Lesotho border. Dargie recorded the young man playing a Sekatara, an instrument is similar to the Sehankura bow. When Dargie was recording him, Tseliso’s friends joined him in singing his songs.

“Sekatara is a form of the same instrument made by inserting a bow into the five-litre tin, and attaching the string from the end of the bow to a corner of the tin. The tin is held by one arm, with the thumb free to touch the string to obtain the raised fundamental(s).The small bow is applied by the other hand” (Dargie, 2001) .


Dargie, D., 2001. Magical Musical Bows. The Talking Drum, [Online]. Issue no. 16, 3 – 12. Available at: https://disa.ukzn.ac.za/sites/default/files/talkingdrum/TDno16sep2001/tdno16sep2001.pdf [Accessed 16 January 2020].