John Low East Africa Collection

Kusomesha Msichana

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:06:56

  • Cultures

    Swahili

  • Shelf mark

    C27/7

  • 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 responsibility of parents to educate all their children - not just the boys; to back up the point the singer tells how he married an educated woman who supported him for 7 years when he was unemployed (rhythms: rumba abd umotibo); followed by demo of guitar parts - first WIlliam Osale, then Johnson Ouko. Performer notes: All performers belong to Luhya [Luyia] culture group.

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