Ho - Jambo Bwana | East African

Title: 
Ho - Jambo Bwana
Audio: 

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Description: 

A praise song with a Chepkongo 6 string bowl lyre. The player flips the bridge of the lyre with a finger tip as he plays. The  'Hey - nonny - nonny' words of the song are " Ho - Jambo Bwana". "How do you do, Master."
This was impromptu refering to the recorder of the item. The remainder of the lyric mentions places of mutual interst and affection in the minds of the audience.
Both Kipsigis and Nandi are noted for their patriotism, their love of country as such, which they frequently express in song. This is comparitively rare with Bantu people who do not, as a rule, praise the beauty of the countryside and are mostly insensitive to scenery.
Details from ILAM field card number: D6L 2

Composer: 

 (Performer)
Kepkoske Arap Chepkwony (Composer)

Artist(s): 

Kepkoske Arap Chepkwony with Kipsigis men

Date: 
1950-09-15
Format: 

78 RPM shellac record

Format: 

00:02:35

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: CR0219

Source: 

Master number: XYZ5514

Source: 

Recording number: 5514

Source: 

Acetate Record number: AC0932

Source: 

Research number: D6L 2

Source: 

Sound of Africa series number: TR-164 B2

Source: 

Tape number: 137

Source: 

Library number: 1558

Rights: 

International Library of African Music

Publisher: 

International Library of African Music

Identifier (disa): 
mus1950-09-15.036.018.CR0219-XYZ5514
Identifier (original): 
CR0219-XYZ5514
Identifier (greenstone export db): 
8976