Hongahonga lele | East African

Title: 
Hongahonga lele
Audio: 

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Description: 

An Mbeta pipe dance with Viyanzi vertical flutes, 2 friction sticks, and tin rattles.

The players start to play beginning with the pipe 3rd from the lowest. Each piper above them takes his rhythm from the next man below. If one fails to get started he holds up all the others above. The leader then comes along and gets his rhythm for him and his companions can then take up the rhythm until the treble player at last joins in.

Set of 13 pipes. The tuning of this set was as follows:- 584, 320, 440, 392, 336, 292, giving a pentatonic scale. The total range was just over two octaves.

Artist(s): 

Pembe Selemani and Zaramo boys

Date: 
1950-00-00
Format: 

78 RPM shellac record

Format: 

00:02:33

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: CR2558

Source: 

Master number: XYZ6022

Source: 

Recording number: GB1562

Source: 

ILAM number: 2974

Source: 

ILAM number: 1544

Rights: 

International Library of African Music

Publisher: 

International Library of African Music

Identifier (disa): 
mus1950-00-00.036.018.CR2558-GB1562-XYZ6022
Identifier (original): 
CR2558-GB1562-XYZ6022
Identifier (greenstone export db): 
10859