Chemirocha (I) | East African

Title: 
Chemirocha (I)
Audio: 

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Description: 

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

Artist(s): 

Cherwo Arap Korogorem
Bekyibei Arap Mosonick

Date: 
1950-09-15
Format: 

78 RPM shellac record

Format: 

00:02:40

Source: 

Shellac record number: CR0234-CR0237

Source: 

Master number: XYZ5518

Source: 

Recording number: 5518

Source: 

Research number: D6L 6

Source: 

Tape number: 137

Source: 

Library number: 1560

Source: 

Sound of Africa series number: TR-164 B5

Rights: 

International Library of African Music

Publisher: 

International Library of African Music

Identifier (disa): 
mus1950-09-15.036.018.CR0234-XYZ5518
Identifier (original): 
CR0234-XYZ5518
Identifier (greenstone export db): 
8989