Kericho

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Title Audio Collection Description Composer Date All terms
Arap Chemonget | East African

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ILAM

A praise song with Chepkongo 6 string bowl lyre. This lyre is strummed and fingered like the Bangwe zither of Nyasaland. The right hand strums the strings and the left mutes or opens the 6 strings, making it possible to play two or three chords on the open un-muted strings. The singer mentions by name his home village, places of common interest to his friends. The player flips the body of his lyre on the 2nd and 4th beats. In common with several African verse makers, the singer sings in couplets, repeating the second phrase and making it the first line of the next.
Details from ILAM field card number: D6L 3

1950-09-15 Bowl lyre | Chepkongo bowl lyre | Chepkwony, Kepkoske Arap | East African | ILAM | Indigenous music | Kapkatet | Kenya | Kericho | Kipsigis | Kipsigis district | Praise song | Sitonik, Kipkemo Arap
Arap Kibaigong |

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM field card no. D6L4.

Kipkemo Arap Sitonik (Performer and Composer)

1950-09-15 Chepkongo lyre | Chepkwony,Kepkoske Arap | East African | ILAM | Kenya | Kericho | Kipsigis | Sitonik,Kipkemo Arap | Topical song
Arap Momoen I | East African

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ILAM

Further details refer to ILAM record number: CR2103.

Arap Ng'asura (Composer)
Kipsigis men (Performer)

1952-00-00 Drinking song | East African | ILAM | Indigenous music | Kapkatet | Kenya | Kericho | Kipsigis | Kipsigis | Ng'asura,Arap
Arap Momoen II | East African

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ILAM

Further details refer to ILAM record number: CR2103.

Arap Ng'asura (Composer)
Kipsigis men (Performer)

1952-00-00 Drinking song | East African | ILAM | Indigenous music | Kapkatet | Kenya | Kericho | Kipsigis | Kipsigis | Ng'asura,Arap
Arap Tapartale oleiy o Oleiy o laleiy o |

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM field card number: D6L-1

Kepkoske Arap Chepkwony (Performer)
Kepkoske Arap Chepkwony (Composer)

1950-09-15 Chepkongo lyre | Chepkwony,Kepkoske Arap | East African | ILAM | Indigenous music | Kenya | Kericho | Kipsigis | Kipsigis | Kipsigis | Praise song
Chebo moire | East African

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ILAM

Further details refer to ILAM record number: CR2103.

Hat Arap Kotut (Composer)
Kipsigis men (Performer)

1952-00-00 East African | Fighting song | ILAM | Indigenous music | Kapkatet | Kenya | Kericho | Kipsigis | Kipsigis | Kotut,Hat Arap
Chebusit |

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM field card no. D6L5.

Kinutit Arap Ng'asura (Performer and Composer)

1950-09-15 East African | ILAM | Kenya | Kericho | Kipsigis | Ng'asura,Kinutit Arap | Praise song
Chebusit | East African

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ILAM

A praise song with Kibugandet 5 string wish bone lyre, resonated on a parafin tin. The solo singer, singing in falsetto, praises his country and many of its desirable places. He mentions, among others, the Administrative centre at Kericho, some 25 miles away, which he says is 'full of words', referring to the information service supplied to the country by the office of the District Commissioner. This wishbone shaped frame lyre is help onto the top of an empty 4 gallon parafin tin. At the end of his song the lyre slipped off its resonator.
Details from ILAM field card number: D6L 4

1950-09-15 East African | ILAM | Indigenous music | Kapkatet | Kenya | Kericho | Kibugandet lyre | Kipsigis | Kipsigis district | Ngasura, Kinutit Arap | Praise song
Chemirocha (I) | East African

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ILAM

Praise song with Chepkongo 6 string bowl lyre. The main theme of this song is affection for the Kipsigis country. He also asks 'why the whitemen should have taken over the country' which incidentally they themselves took from others in the past. He comes, he says, from the Sotik nearby. The name 'Chemirocha' is their pronunciation of 'Jimmy Rodgers' whose gramophone records were the first to be heard in the district. It is now synonomous for anything strange or new.
Details from ILAM field card number: D6L 6

1950-09-15 Bowl lyre | Chepkongo bowl lyre | Cheriro Arap | East African | ILAM | Indigenous music | Kapkatet | Kenya | Kericho | Kipsigis | Kipsigis district | Korogorem | Mosonik, Bekyibei Arap | Praise song | Vocal
Chemirocha |

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM field card no. D6L22a.

Chemutoi Ketienya (Performer and Composer)

1950-09-15 East African | Humorous | ILAM | Kenya | Kericho | Ketienya,Chemutoi | Kipsigis | Kipsigis | Lyre | Song
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