The Music of the Mijikenda

Music-of-the-Mijikenda

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Album Description

This album documents the first Singing Wells field recording trip – to record the music of the Mijikenda in March 2011.

 

The albums begins as the trip did, and in fact the whole project – with the Nyerere Wa Konde Music Club, and Zaire Ndindingwara – both recorded in the village of Sila. The next day saw 4 groups – and all are included here. Chechemeko Raha and 4 the Mzinga, both captured in Kibarani village, further south from Sila, and then further south again, later in the day – Supaki Kalazo and Sengenya recorded in Junda, Mombasa.

We then headed to the South Coast and recorded in Vuga, Kwale County. The ZigiDigi Cultural Troupe and Muungano Kayamba providing the music.

The album also includes two ‘influences’ recordings – one including Ketebul artist Winyo with Nyerere Wa Konde and his son Mr Bado. The other is Winyo performing with members of the Zigi Digi Cultural Troupe, during the session in Sila.

 

Track information

  1. Nyerere Wa Konde Music club

    Recording Location – Sila, Gede, Kenya, 29th March 2011
    Recorded by and mixed by Andy Patterson.

  2. Zaire Ndindingwara

    Recording Location – Sila, Gede, Kenya, 29th March 2011
    Recorded by and mixed by Andy Patterson.

  3. Chechemeko Raha

    Recording Location – Kibarani, Kilifi, Kenya, 30th March 2011
    Recorded by and mixed by Andy Patterson.

  4. 4 the Mzinga

    Recording Location – Kibarani, Kilifi, Kenya, 30th March 2011
    Recorded by and mixed by Andy Patterson

  5. Supaki Kalazo

    Recording Location – Junda, Mombasa, Kenya, 30th March 2011
    Recorded by and mixed by Andy Patterson

  6. Sengenya

    Recording Location – Junda, Mombasa, Kenya, 30th March 2011
    Recorded by and mixed by Andy Patterson

  7. Zigidigi Cultural Troupe

    Recording Location – Vuga, Kwale County, Kenya, 31st March 2011
    Recorded by and mixed by Andy Patterson

  8. Muungano Kayamba

    Recording Location – Vuga, Kwale County, Kenya, 31st March 2011
    Recorded by and mixed by Andy Patterson

  9. Winyo, Nyerere Wa Konde and Mr Bado - 'Love is' - Influences

    Recording Location – Sila, Gede, Kenya, 29th March 2011
    Recorded by and mixed by Andy Patterson

  10. Winyo and ZigiDigi Cultural Troupe - Influences recording

    Recording Location – Vuga, Kwale County, Kenya, 31st March 2011
    Recorded by and mixed by Andy Patterson