Arap Chemonget | East African

Title: 
Arap Chemonget
Audio: 

You are missing some Flash content that should appear here! Perhaps your browser cannot display it, or maybe it did not initialize correctly.

Description: 

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

Artist(s): 

Kipkemo Arap Sitonik
Kepkoske Arap Chepkwony

Date: 
1950-09-15
Format: 

78 RPM shellac record

Format: 

00:02:37

Format: 

Sound Forge V. 8

Format: 

Technics SP - 10 MK II direct drive turntable

Format: 

Vestax BDT - 2500 belt drive turntable

Format: 

Studer Revox Interface SP 10-8

Source: 

Shellac record number: CR0238-CR0239

Source: 

Master number: XYZ5515

Source: 

Recording number: 5515

Source: 

Research number: D6L 3

Source: 

Acetate Record number: AC0931

Source: 

Library number: 1558

Source: 

Tape number: 137

Source: 

Sound of Africa series number: TR-164 B3

Rights: 

International Library of African Music

Publisher: 

International Library of African Music

Identifier (disa): 
mus1950-09-15.036.018.CR0238-XYZ5515
Identifier (original): 
CR0238-XYZ5515
Identifier (greenstone export db): 
8990