Chemirocha (II) | East African

Title: 
Chemirocha (II)
Audio: 

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Description: 

Topical song with Chepkongo 6 string bowl lyre. Chemirocha the mystical singer, (based on Jimmy Rodgers, the American guitarist) is at Kericho, they say. 'Why'. He is said to have visited a friend of his at Ituna! The similarity of the two instruments, the guitar and the local lyre has given rise to the legend of this wandering player whose records have been heard, but whose presence is a mystery.
The young men having sung this version of Chemirocha said that it was really their sisters' song, but they were too shy to sing it. Eventually the girls were persuaded to sing and gave us the next version.
Details from ILAM field card number: D6L 19

Artist(s): 

Charondet Arap Ng'asura and Kipsigis men

Date: 
1950-09-15
Format: 

78 RPM shellac record

Format: 

00:02:50

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: TP2085

Source: 

Master number: XYZ5530

Source: 

Recording number: 5530

Source: 

Research number: D6L 19

Source: 

Sound of Africa series number: TR-164 B6

Source: 

ILAM number: 9332

Source: 

ILAM number: 7820

Rights: 

International Library of African Music

Publisher: 

International Library of African Music

Identifier (disa): 
mus1950-09-15.036.018.TP2085-XYZ5530
Identifier (original): 
TP2085-XYZ5530
Identifier (greenstone export db): 
5774