John Low East Africa Collection

Hamba Hamba Twist

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:03:23

  • Cultures

    Luyia

  • 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: a man who loses his girl to the 'twist' - which she dances all the time (this style influenced by South African 'kwela' or 'rock-n-roll' styles). Performer notes: The performers probably belong to the Luhya [Luyia] culture group (Sukha or Idakho).

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