Arap Tapartele olei yo lalei yo | East African

Title: 
Arap Tapartele olei yo lalei yo
Audio: 

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Description: 

A praise song with a Chepkongo 6 string bowl lyre. The player flips the bridge of the lyre with a finger tip as he plays. The song is largely a repetition by the chorus of the words "olei yo lalei yo" a kind of "Hey - nonny - nonny."
The singer also brings into his song the names of many places he has visited and likes in common with his audience.
Both Kipsigis and Nandi are noted for their patriotism, their love of country as such, which they frequently express in song. This is comparitively rare with Bantu people who do not, as a rule, praise the beauty of the countryside and are mostly insensitive to scenery. Details from ILAM field card number: D6L 1

Artist(s): 

Kepkoske Arap Chepkwony with Kipsigis men

Date: 
1950-09-15
Format: 

78 RPM shellac record

Format: 

00:02:26

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: CR0232-CR0233

Source: 

Master number: XYZ5513

Source: 

Recording number: 5513

Source: 

Research number: D6L 1

Source: 

Sound of Africa series number: TR-164 B1

Source: 

Tape number: 136

Source: 

Acetate Record number: AC0932

Source: 

Library number: 1557

Source: 

Shellac record number: CR0232-CR0233; CR0183

Rights: 

International Library of African Music

Publisher: 

International Library of African Music

Identifier (disa): 
mus1950-09-15.036.018.CR0232-XYZ5513
Identifier (original): 
CR0232-XYZ5513
Identifier (greenstone export db): 
8986