Chepsaikut

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Arap Chepsiolei | East African

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ILAM

Topical 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.

Malakwen Chepsaikut (Performer)
Composer not specified

1950-00-00 Chepsaikut | East African | ILAM | Kapsabet | Kenya | Malakwen | Nandi | Nandi district | Praise song
Chepchoni Marinda | East African

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ILAM

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 Nandi, like the Kipsigis, their relatives, are given to singing praise songs about people and places familiar to them and beloved by all. This is an example of such a song in which people, places and chiefs all come in for approbation and appreciation.

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Malakwen Chepsaikut (Performer)
Composer not specified

1950-00-00 Chepsaikut | ILAM | Kapsabet Nandi district Kenya | Kenyan | Malakwen | Nandi | Praise song
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