Chepulon | Kenyan

Title: 
Chepulon
Audio: 

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Description: 

Heroic song with Kipukandet, 6 string bowl 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.

The local hero Chepulon is a national legendary figure whose exploits are held up to the young men to emulate. In such ways are tribal manners and codes of behaviour instilled into the younger generation.

The full recording is not available here.

Composer: 

Kiplakat Arap Tanui (Performer)
Kiplakat Arap Tanui (Composer)

Date: 
1950-09-09
Format: 

78 RPM shellac record

Format: 

00:01:18

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: TP2037

Source: 

Master number: XYZ5472b

Source: 

Recording number: 5472

Source: 

Research number: D6F-11

Source: 

Tape number: 131

Source: 

Sound of Africa series number: TR-164 A4

Source: 

ILAM number: 10293

Source: 

ILAM number: 8768

Rights: 

International Library of African Music

Publisher: 

International Library of African Music

Identifier (disa): 
mus1950-09-09.036.018.TP2037-XYZ5472b
Identifier (original): 
TP2037-XYZ5472b
Identifier (greenstone export db): 
5505