Mariene Traditional Dancers, formed in 2003, led by Simon Munuki. They are from the Ameru Ethnic Community. Their musical style is Kirarire and Authi.
The lead singer wears Murungi, an ornament on both sides of the arms which is worn by the initiator/circumciser; it signifies a man of respect and authority.
Their costumes include Lesos, necklaces, face painting, spears, fly whisks, gourds, and head gear, called Nkoroimade out of cow skin, with Monkey hide. The women cover themselves with green head scarves. The group uses the Kibere (shaker), performed by Jeremiah M’Mbiwiriaft, and the Coro (the flute), played by Simon Muriuki. The group played five songs, plus performed three magic moments:
4th March 2014
Steve Kivutia, Ketebul Music & Andy Patterson, Abubilla Music.
Mixed by Andy Patterson
Patrick Ondiek, Ketebul Music; Jimmy Allen, Abubilla Music and Lewis Koome for Singing Wells