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  1. Artist(s): Kinutit Arap Ngasura | 1950/09/15 | East African, Indigenous music, Kapkatet, Kenya, Kericho, Kibugandet lyre, Kipsigis, Kipsigis district, Ngasura, Kinutit Arap, Praise song, ILAM | A praise song with Kibugandet 5 string wish bone lyre, resonated on a parafin tin. The solo singer, singing in falsetto, praises his country and many of its desirable places. He mentions, among others, the Administrative centre at Kericho, some 25 miles away, which he says is 'full of words', referring to the information service supplied to the country by the office of the District Commissioner. This wishbone shaped frame lyre is help onto the top of an empty 4 gallon parafin tin. At the end of his song the lyre slipped off its resonator.Details from ILAM field card number: D6L 4
  2. Artist(s): Cherwo Arap KorogoremBekyibei Arap Mosonick | 1950/09/15 | Bowl lyre, Chepkongo bowl lyre, Cheriro Arap, East African, Indigenous music, Kapkatet, Kenya, Kericho, Kipsigis, Kipsigis district, Korogorem, Mosonik, Bekyibei Arap, Praise song, Vocal, ILAM | Praise song with Chepkongo 6 string bowl lyre. The main theme of this song is affection for the Kipsigis country. He also asks 'why the whitemen should have taken over the country' which incidentally they themselves took from others in the past. He comes, he says, from the Sotik nearby. The name 'Chemirocha' is their pronunciation of 'Jimmy Rodgers' whose gramophone records were the first to be heard in the district. It is now synonomous for anything strange or new. Details from ILAM field card number: D6L 6
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