Nandi district

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  1. Composer: Malakwen Chepsaikut (Performer)Composer not specified | 1950-00-00 | Chepsaikut, East African, Kapsabet, Kenya, Malakwen, Nandi, Nandi district, Praise song, 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.
  2. Artist(s): Nandi boys | Composer: Paul Serefu (Performer)Composer not specified | 1950-00-00 | East African, Folk music, Kapsabet, Kenya, Nandi, Nandi, Nandi district, Serebu,Paul, ILAM | The Chemelilit dance for young men is performed at night as a general entertainment. The present dance song is a traditional one and was used in the old days before going out to raid neighbouring tribes, after which they felt they were fit to accomplish anything they set them selves to do. It was sung by the raiding party sitting down, but is now used solely as a dance.
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