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Composer: Baiyani MedurekiArusha men |
Arusha, Arusha, Arusha Baraza, Arusha District, East African, Folk music, Masai, Medurek,Baiyani, Tanganyika, Tanzania, ILAM |
Embrukoi dance song for men and women. "I eloped with your wife and she is still with me. So what can you do about it?" sings the man. He then goes on to sing about his cattle and the hills of Arusha. The second man took over the solo part half way through the item. The simple respon]ses by the men is said to be typical of Embrukoi singing., The full song is not available here.
Artist(s): Arusha men |
Composer: Binana Naibara (Performer)Composer not specified |
Arusha, Arusha, Arusha District, East African, Folk music, Masai, Naibara,Binana, Tanganyika, Tanzania, ILAM |
An Osingolis Longoroyo love song. "When I come back from fighting, then I will marry you, my love. I refuse to look at any other woman because of you. So wait for me my love.", Items of this nature are more recitations of verse rather than true songs. The simple response in this case is "A-a, hoiyo ya hoiyo yaho"
Artist(s): Arusha men |
Composer: Ndasimi Sarubare (Performer)Composer not specified |
Arusha, Arusha, Arusha Baraza, Arusha District, Embrukoi dance song, FOLK MUSIC, Indigenous music, Masai, Masai, Ndasimi Sarubare, Tanganyika, Tanzania, ILAM |
Embrukoi dance song for men and women. The Embrukoi dance is characterised by highleaps into the air with a rigid body. The dancers will leap as much as 18 inches clear into the air, at the same time giving a characteristic lift to the chin. The song praises his friends who kill lions. He sings also that he himself found a lion beside the path and killed it with his spear, a not uncommon feat among these people. He also sings of a faction fight in his district between neighbouring villages. This is a well known song in the Arusha District. The use of a thin falsetto by the solo singer quite belies the look of the man, which is far from being effeminate and typical of the younf Masai moran.
Artist(s): Ndasimi Sarubare (Performer/Lead)Arusha men (Performer) |
Composer: Ndasimi Sarubare (Performer/Lead)Arusha men (Performer) |
Arusha, Arusha, Arusha Baraza, Arusha District, circumcision, Folk - East African, Masai, Masai, Ndasimi Sarubare, Rika, Tanganyika, Tanzania, ILAM |
Rika. Initiation song for boys and girls. This is a self praise song by boys and girls who are waiting during the Rika period prior to undergoing circumcision. The leader sings in a kind of falsetto voice which is much appreciated by the people - but on a recording gives no idea of his manly appearance. The calling for a special response during the course of the recitative is typical of Arusha songs. The full song is not available here.