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Music of Kuria and the Gusii of Western Kenya

Various Artists
Music of Kuria and the Gusii of Western Kenya

The Kuria and Gusii are neighboring tribes living in the South Nyanza province located in southeastern Kenya. Music of Kuria and the Gusii of Western Kenya, originally released in 1972, offers an authentic experience of the indispensable role music has in the tribes’ ways of life. This album contains tracks ranging from formal ceremonial music to drinking songs. Each track features a unique Kenyan instrument, each of which is documented in the liner notes. Liner notes also contain a history of the relationship between the Kuria and Gusii tribes and full track descriptions.

Track Listing

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Entoni - Musical Bow Kuria Entoni player 5:52
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102
Iritingo - Bowl Lyre Kuria Iritingo player 3:25
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103
Ekegogo - Spike Lute Kuria Ekegogo player 4:05
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104
Umwere - Closed Transverse Flute Kuria Umwere player, men 1:25
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Umwere - Closed Transverse Flute Kuria Umwere player 1:12
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106
Ikere - Open Transverse Flute Kuria Ikere player 1:01
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107
Ikibiswi - Closed Transverse Flute Kuria Ikibiswi player 0:51
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108
Women's Wedding Song Female singers 1:49
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109
Men's Beer Drinking Song Male singers 0:53
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110
Men's Beer Drinking Song Male singers 1:03
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201
Obokano - Bowl Lyre Gusii Obokano player 2:22
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202
Obokano - Bowl Lyre Gusii Obokano player 2:37
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Obokano - Bowl Lyre Gusii Obokano player 2:47
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Obokano - Bowl Lyre Gusii Obokano player 2:39
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205
Obokano - Bowl Lyre Gusii Obokano player 2:51
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206
Obokano - Bowl Lyre Gusii Obokano player 2:00
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207
Rirandi and Orogunchara - End-Blown Horn and Side-Blown Trumpet Gusii musicians 0:53
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208
Rirandi and Orogunchara - End-Blown Horn and Side-Blown Trumpet Gusii musicians 1:18
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209
Rirandi and Orogunchara - End-Blown Horn and Side-Blown Trumpet Gusii musicians 1:26
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210
Rirandi and Orogunchara - End-Blown Horn and Side-Blown Trumpet Gusii musicians 1:15
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211
Songs Sung during Women's Circumcision Ceremony Gusii singers 1:18
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Songs Sung during Women's Circumcision Ceremony Gusii singers 1:22
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