The Influences Series from Singing Wells

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One of the keys objectives of the Singing Wells project is to introduce tribal East African music to a new generation of musicians and fans who might not consider it relevant today.  So, we have developed the Influences series – a fusion of traditional and contemporary styles. Each time the Singing Wells team embarks on…

Music of the Kalenjin: video playlist

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In March 2012 the Singing Wells team travelled to Kenya’s Great Rift Valley to record the music of the Kalenjin tribes people. The people from this highland ethnic group – the Nilotic – include eight culturally and linguistically related sub tribes – Kipsigis, Nandi, Tugen, Marakwet, Keiyo, Sabaot and Terik.  They are perhaps most widely…