John Low East Africa Collection

Mambo ya Mungu

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:03:06

  • Cultures

    Swahili

  • Shelf mark

    C27/8

  • Recording date

    1980-01-23

  • Is part of (Collection)

    John Low collection

  • Recording locations

    Shinyalu market, near Kakamega, Kenya

  • Performers

    Mugodo, Bernard (singer, male), Mugodo, Jim Lasco (guitar / singer, male)

  • Recordist

    Low, John

  • Description

    Item notes: Song content: it takes all different kinds to make a world; we are all as God created us (Lasco calls this rhythm 'sukuti' after a local drumming style) song is followed by a demo of guitar accompaniment. Performer notes: The performers probably belong to the Luhya [Luyia] culture group (Sukha or Idakho).

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