Elija | East African

Title: 
Elija
Audio: 

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Description: 

Praise song with Litungu lyre, 7 string leg bells and gourd rattle. The lyre was played horizontally with the right hand plucking the group of four strings near the bridge. The left hand extended to pluck the group of three strings near the crossbar.
The scale was - 416,352, 304, 268, 248, 232, 208 vs.
The lyre is used more as a rhythmic base rather than a melodic instrument, though the player can and indeed frequently does play the melody.
Details from ILAM field card number: F3K 1

Composer: 

Joshua Omwami (Performer)
John Manyasi (Performer)
Composer not specified

Date: 
1952-06-09
Format: 

78 RPM Shellac Record

Format: 

00:02:46

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: TP3105

Source: 

Master number : XYZ7300

Source: 

Recording number: 7300

Source: 

Research number: F3K 1

Rights: 

International Library of African Music

Publisher: 

International Library of African Music

Identifier (disa): 
mus1952-06-09.036.018.TP3105-XYZ7300
Identifier (original): 
TP3105-XYZ7300
Identifier (greenstone export db): 
6841