Uchaucha kina mama | Folk - East African

Title: 
Uchaucha kina mama
Audio: 

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Description: 

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

"You are giving me a lot of trouble. Go and eat food prepared by my mother on a basket. You will find it better and different from food prepared on enamel plates which make your stomach bad."

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 men

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: CR2551

Source: 

Master number: XYZ6023T

Source: 

Recording number: GB1563T

Source: 

ILAM number: 1475

Source: 

ILAM number: 27

Rights: 

International Library of African Music

Publisher: 

International Library of African Music

Identifier (disa): 
mus1950-00-00.036.018.CR2551-GB1563T-XYZ6023T
Identifier (original): 
CR2551-GB1563T-XYZ6023T
Identifier (greenstone export db): 
10856