John Low East Africa Collection

Abakofu Khalole

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:04:07

  • Cultures

    Luyia (Kisa)

  • Shelf mark

    C27/7

  • Subjects

    Guitar music

  • Recording date

    1979-12-09

  • Is part of (Collection)

    John Low collection

  • Recording locations

    Kawongware [Kawangware] Estate, Nairobi, Kenya

  • Performers

    Anyanga, David Jairo (acoustic guitar, home made), Kisaka, Seth (bottle - rhythm), Osaka, Jackson (fanta bottle [ribbed - for a 'maracas' effect]), Osale, William (acoustic guitar / singer, male), Ouko, Johnson (acoustic guitar / singer, male)

  • Recordist

    Low, John

  • Description

    Item notes: Song content: the dash between traditional and modern ways, brought about by the practice of educating women (Osale called the rhythm of the song 'Pachanga'). Performer notes: All performers belong to Luhya [Luyia] culture group.

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