Kamano | East African

Title: 
Kamano
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 tune comes from the Luo people in the valleys below but has had Nandi words put to it. It is a song of praise for the Nandi country and other places which the singer and his audience have visited.

The full recording is not available here.

Composer: 

Akito Arap Yeko (Performer)

Date: 
1950-09-09
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: TP2037

Source: 

Master number: XYZ5472a

Source: 

Recording number: 5472

Source: 

Research number: D6F-8

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-XYZ5472a
Identifier (original): 
TP2037-XYZ5472a
Identifier (greenstone export db): 
5503