Chepchoni Marinda | East African

Title: 
Chepchoni Marinda
Audio: 

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Description: 

Praise song with Kipukandet 5 string lyre (5 or 6 string pentatonic lyre used by Nandi tribe in Kenya, also known as Kibugantet and Chepkong.) This lyre is strummed like a guitar with the right hand, the left hand stopping the five strings, like the Bongwe zither of Nyasaland. This gave 2 chords. Notes 1, 3 and 5 and notes 2 and 4. One string, they said, was missing, the lower octave of number 1. The scale was: 308,256,232,206,180, (154) vs. The Nandi, like the Kipsigis, their relatives, are given to singing praise songs about people and places familiar to them and beloved by all. This is an example of such a song in which people, places and chiefs all come in for approbation and appreciation.

May be purchased from http://www.systemrecords.co.uk/traditional-hugh-tracey-kenyan-songs-strings-1950-1952-p-970291.html

Composer: 

Malakwen Chepsaikut (Performer)
Composer not specified

Date: 
1950-00-00
Format: 

78 RPM shellac record

Format: 

00:01:21

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: CR2092

Source: 

Master number: XYZ5474

Source: 

Recording number: GB1468

Source: 

ILAM number: 2384

Source: 

ILAM number: 984

Rights: 

International Library of African Music

Publisher: 

International Library of African Music

Identifier (disa): 
mus1952-00-00.036.018.CR2092-GB1468-XYZ5474
Identifier (original): 
CR2092-GB1468-XYZ5474
Identifier (greenstone export db): 
10646