Chebusit | East African

Title: 
Chebusit
Audio: 

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Description: 

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

Artist(s): 

Kinutit Arap Ngasura

Date: 
1950-09-15
Format: 

78 RPM shellac record

Format: 

00:02:38

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: CR0234-CR0237

Source: 

Master number: XYZ5517

Source: 

Recording number: 5517

Source: 

Sound of Africa series number: TR-164 B4

Source: 

Research number: D6L 4

Source: 

Tape number: 137

Source: 

Library number: 1559

Rights: 

International Library of African Music

Publisher: 

International Library of African Music

Identifier (disa): 
mus1950-09-15.036.018.CR0234-XYZ5517
Identifier (original): 
CR0234-XYZ5517
Identifier (greenstone export db): 
8988