Tanui, Kiplakat Arap

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Chepulon | Kenyan

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ILAM

Heroic song with Kipukandet, 6 string bowl 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.

The local hero Chepulon is a national legendary figure whose exploits are held up to the young men to emulate. In such ways are tribal manners and codes of behaviour instilled into the younger generation.

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Kiplakat Arap Tanui (Performer)
Kiplakat Arap Tanui (Composer)

1950-09-09 Heroic song | ILAM | Kapsabet Nandi district Kenya | Kenyan | Nandi | Tanui, Kiplakat Arap
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