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Day Five: January 22, 2019 Mwanza Continued

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We returned to the same location (Kagera Bukoba) as yesterday to record three groups: Group 1: Karambi Sanaa Group: From Kagera Bukoba and part of the Wahaya Community, this group was formed in 2000 and performs in the Akasimbo style. Their instruments are: Kangote (Drums), Akafotho (hand whistling), Enganja: Clapper – two wooden ‘bricks’ struck together,…

Day Four: January 21 2019 Mwanza

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The next morning we drove about an hour to Kisesa (A) to record two groups: Group 1: Mchele Mchele Sanaa Group:    This group, from the Sukuma community, was formed in 2010 and performs with a number of styles: Bukomia Lume, Buchheye, Wigashe.  Their instruments are: Ng’oma (Drums), Pembe (animal horns, large impala), Firimbi (flute), and…

Day Three: January 20th, 2019

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The next morning we left early and drove from Bariadi toward Manzwa, stopping at the village of Budeka to record three groups: Group one: Baseki:   This group was formed in 1975 by the parents of the current band members. They are from the Sukuma Ntuzu community and play in the Bulabuka style. The play drums,…

Day One: January 18, 2019. Assemble in Tanzania

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Today is a travel day.   The main Ketebul crew (Steve, Patrick, Drix) left Nairobi early to drive to Kisumu, while Tabu flew with Jimmy and Hunter to Kisumu (Jimmy and Hunter arrived from London on the 17th.   We all met at the Kenya/Nairobi border and after two hours, cleared the border and drove to Tarime,…