Embrukoi dance song

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  1. Artist(s): Arusha men | Composer: Ndasimi Sarubare (Performer)Composer not specified | 1952-00-00 | 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.
  2. Artist(s): Meru women | Composer: Mbolele Sabulon (Performer)Composer not specified | 1952-00-00 | Chaga, Dance song, East African, Embrukoi dance song, Indigenous music, Mbolele Sabulon, Meru, Meru, Tanganyika, Tanzania, Wembe horn, ILAM | Further details refer ILAM record number: CR2512.
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