Meru

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Title Audio Collection Description Composersort icon Date All terms
Luibri |

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ILAM

Fighting song about their victory of the Masai and the white coloniser having taken their land. The song is accompanied by bells and introduced with the scaping sound of spear ends on their shields. Refer ILAM field card D7C14

Benet Lolubo (Composer/Performer)
Meru men (Performer)

1950-10-02 Chaga | Colonial | East African | fighting | ILAM | Kisengele bells | Lolubo,Benet | Masai beaten | Meru | Meru | Scraping noise | Shield | Song | Spears | Tanganyika | Tanzania | White men
Luibiri | East African

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM record number: CR2564.

Benet Lolubo (Performer)
Composer not specified

1950-00-00 Chaga | East African | Fighting song | ILAM | Indigenous music | Kapsabet | Kenya | Kisengele bells | Lolubo,Benet | Meru | Meru
Manini |

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ILAM

Embrukoi dance song for men and women about how to retrieve lost cattle. The song is performed by 600 men and women and accompanied by a side blown horn. Refer ILAM field card D7C8

Mbolele Sabulon (Composer/Performer)
Meru men (Performer)

1950-10-02 Chaga | dance | East African | Embrukoi | ILAM | Mbolele Sabulon | men and women | Meru | Meru | Retrieving lost cattle | Song | Tanganyika | Tanzania | Wembe side blown horn
Manini | East African

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM record number: CR2512.

Mbolele Sabulon (Performer)
Composer not specified

1952-00-00 Chaga | Dance song | East African | Embrukoi dance song | ILAM | Indigenous music | Mbolele Sabulon | Meru | Meru | Tanganyika | Tanzania | Wembe horn
Manyanga | East African

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ILAM

Further details refer to ILAM record number: CR2524.

Melany Mewarali (Composer)
Meru Men and Women (Performer)

1952-00-00 Chaga | East African | ILAM | Indigenous music | Melany Mewarali | Meru | Meru | Tanzania | Ufina dance song
Kinyakinya |

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ILAM

Simple melody which is sung. Further details refer to ILAM field card D7

Melany Mewarali (Composer)
Meru women and men (Performer)

1950-10-02 Chaga | East African | Folk music | ILAM | Kisengele bell | Melany Mewarali | Meru | Meru | Party song | Simple melody | Tanganyika | Tanzania
Mfwa kipanga |

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ILAM

Ufina dance song for men and women performed with solo singing above a humming unison. Refer ILAM field card D7C11

Melany Mewarali (Composer/Performer)
Meru men and women (Performer)

1950-10-02 Chaga | dance | East African | Humming in unison | ILAM | Melany Mewarali | men and women | Meru | Meru | Solo singing | Song | Tanganyika | Tanzania | traditional | Ufina
Marrite |

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ILAM

Dance song for men and women, alternating solo voices supported by humming in unison with drone effect. Refer ILAM field card D7C10

Melany Mewarali (Composer/Performer)
Meru men and women (Performer)

1950-10-02 Chaga | dance | Drone | East African | Humming in unison | ILAM | Melany Mewarali | men and women | Meru | Meru | Solo | Song | Tanganyika | Tanzania | traditional
Manyanga |

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ILAM

Ufina dance song for men and women, with use of metaphor. The song has alternating solo voices above humming in unison. Refer ILAM field card D7C12

Melany Mewarali (Composer/Performer)
Meru men and women (Performer)

1950-10-02 Chaga | dance | Drone | East African | Humming in unison | ILAM | Melany Mewarali | men and women | Meru | Meru | Metaphor | Song | Tanganyika | Tanzania | traditional | Ufina
Manyanga |

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ILAM

Ufina dance song for men and women performed with solo singing above a humming unison. Refer ILAM field card D7C12

Melany Mewarali (Composer/Performer)
Meru men and women (Performer)

1950-10-02 Chaga | dance | Drone | East African | Humming in unison | ILAM | Melany Mewarali | men and women | Meru | Meru | Metaphor | Song | Tanganyika | Tanzania | traditional | Ufina
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