John Low East Africa Collection
Mpenzi Wanga Kutoka Esherandu
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Kawongware [Kawangware] Estate, Nairobi, Kenya
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)
Item notes: Song content: 2 themes: (1) a woman who deceived William; (2) unemployment in Nairobi, and an exhortation to young people to return to the land because "the earth is our mother and our father" (this is followed by a demo of guitar parts - 1st Osale, 2nd Ouko). Performer notes: All performers belong to Luhya [Luyia] culture group.