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Music of Kuria and the Gusii of western Kenya sound recording / ecorded and edited by John P. Varnum

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Data Source
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
Notes
Instruments used on this recording: Kayamba: raft rattle; Entoni: musical bow; Iritingo: bowl lyre, 8 strings; Ekegogo: one-string lute; Umwere: closed transverse flute; Ikere: open transverse flute; Ikibiswi: open transverse flute; Obokana (Obokano): gusii bowl lyre; Rirandi: end-blown gourd horn; Orogunchara: side-blown cow horn trumpet.
Program notes ( 4 p. : ill.) inserted in container.
Recorded in Kenya.
Track information
101. Entoni - Musical Bow / Entoni. 00:05:52
102. Iritingo - Bowl Lyre / Rattle,Iritingo. 00:03:25
103. Ekegogo - Spike Lute / Ekegogo. 00:04:05
104. Umwere - Closed Transverse Flute / Umwere. 00:01:25
105. Umwere - Closed Transverse Flute / Umwere. 00:01:12
106. Ikere - Open Transverse Flute / Ikere. 00:01:01
107. Ikibiswi - Closed Transverse Flute / Ikibiswi. 00:00:51
108. Women's Wedding Song / Female singers. 00:01:49
109. Men's Beer Drinking Song / Male singers. 00:00:53
110. Men's Beer Drinking Song / Male singers. 00:01:03
201. Obokano - Bowl Lyre / Rattle-Leg,Obokana. 00:02:22
202. Obokano - Bowl Lyre / Rattle-Leg,Obokana. 00:02:37
203. Obokano - Bowl Lyre / Rattle-Leg,Obokana. 00:02:47
204. Obokano - Bowl Lyre / Rattle-Leg,Obokana. 00:02:39
205. Obokano - Bowl Lyre / Rattle-Leg,Obokana. 00:02:51
206. Obokano - Bowl Lyre / Rattle-Leg,Obokana. 00:02:00
207. Rirandi and Orogunchara - End-Blown Horn and Side-BlownTrumpet / Orogunchara,Rirandi. 00:00:53
208. Rirandi and Orogunchara - End-Blown Horn and Side-BlownTrumpet / Orogunchara,Rirandi. 00:01:18
209. Rirandi and Orogunchara - End-Blown Horn and Side-BlownTrumpet / Orogunchara,Rirandi,Kayamba. 00:01:26
210. Rirandi and Orogunchara - End-Blown Horn and Side-BlownTrumpet / Orogunchara,Rirandi,Kayamba. 00:01:15
211. Songs Sung during Women's Circumcision Ceremony / 00:01:18
212. Songs Sung during Women's Circumcision Ceremony / 00:01:22
Publisher number
FE 4223 Folkways Records
Repository Loc.
Smithsonian Institution, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, 600 Maryland Ave., S.W., Suite 2001, Washington, D.C. 20024. Call 202-633-7322 for appointment. Fax: 202-633-7019. Email: rinzlerarchives@si.edu
recorder
Varnum, John P.
Creator
Clyne, Ronald 1925-2006
Date
1972
Physical description
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Type
Phonograph records
Music
Topic
Kuria (African people)
Gusii (African people)
Folk music
Restrictions & Rights
Access by appointment
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Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Place
Kenya
Local number
FW04223
FLP 71004
Folkways 4223
Culture
Kuria (African people)
Kenyans
Gusii (African people)