Accordion

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Title Audio Collection Description Composer Date All terms
Dongo Mothi | East African

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ILAM

A Mamboko dance song with accordian and struck iron. The "struck iron" was an old starter ring from the flywheel of a car. It is necessary to have a circular or 'S' shaped piece of metal for convenient playing of the double beat. The performer called it 'Kengere' or 'Beru' bell.
The sweepers in Nairobi, they say, always come from Embu. Kibunga Waita, the iron player, was no exception. Elsewhere in Africa certain tribes tend to adopt one occupation exclusively.
After hearing a few Kikuyu songs to the accompaniment of the iron and accordian, the listener who is not case hardened to the noise, may experience a singing in the ears for several hours afterwards.
Listening to this kind of Kikuyu music is more a feat of endurance than an aesthetic pleasure.Further details refer ILAM field card number: F3H 3

1952-06-08 Accordion | Dance song | East African | Embu | Folk music | ILAM | Indigenous music | Johnnie Murethe Wambu | Kenya | Kibunga Waita | Kikuyu | Mwamboko dance song | near Mount Kenya | Struck iron
Francis Gilo |

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ILAM

Further information refer ILAM field card number: F5B-11

Joshua Mzee Adhiembo (Composer)
Joshua Mzee Adhiembo (Performer)

1952-09-28 Accordion | concertina | East African | ILAM | Iron | Joshua Mzee Adhiembo | Kenya | Luo | Sound box | Topical song
Hae-hae Awasi |

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM field card number F5A-6.

Coast Social Orchestra (Performer)
Alexander Ayub (Leader and Lyrics)
Composer not specified

1952-09-27 Accordion | Alexander Ayub | Clarinet | Coast Social Orchestra | Dance song | Drum | East African | Guitar | ILAM | Kenya | Nairobi | Piano | Rattle | Sax | Swahili | trumpet | Walts
Ingane Izimbi ni |

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM shellac record number: TP3418

Jonas Mate (Performer)
Composer not specified

1948-00-00 Accordion | concertina | ILAM | Jonas Mate | KwaZulu-Natal | Natal | South Africa | Southern African | Topical song | Zulu | Zululand
Intombi Zabantu |

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM shellac record number: TP3417

Jonas Mate (Performer)
Composer not specified

1946-00-00 Accordion | concertina | ILAM | Jonas Mate | KwaZulu-Natal | Natal | South Africa | Southern African | Topical song | Zulu | Zululand
Isimbo Suukadona Ndanga |

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM record number TP0406-ABC11093

Composer not specified
Aamati (Performer)

1900-01-00 Aamati | Accordion | concertina | Guitar | ILAM | Indigenous music | Song | Southern African | Vambo
John Cosmos Owada |

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ILAM

Further details refer to ILAM filed card number XYZ6140

Composer not specified
Anton Mito (Performer)

1950-09-08 Accordion | Bondo | Dho Luo | East African | ILAM | Indigenous music | Iron | Kenya | Kisiumu | Luo | Mito,Anton | Sound box
John Cosmos Owade | East African

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM record number: CR2182.

Anton mito (Performer)
Composer not specified

1950-00-00 Accordion | East African | ILAM | Kenya | Kisumu | Luo | Luo | Mito,Anton | Praise song | Sound box
John Otwal |

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ILAM

Praise song for a friend, accompanied by iron beating a sound box. Refer ILAM field card D6E1

Anton Mito (Composer/Performer)
Luo men

1950-09-08 Accordion | Dho | East African | ILAM | Iron | Luo | Luo | Mito,Anton | Nyanza | Praise song | Sound box
John Otwal |

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ILAM

Further details refer to ILAM filed card number XYZ6138

Composer not specified
Anton Mito (Performer)

1950-09-08 Accordion | Bondo | Clapping | Dho Luo | East African | ILAM | Indigenous music | Kenya | Kisiumu | Luo | Mito,Anton
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