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…

The Batwa Trail

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We received a lovely email this week from Ivy Beccu from Belgium.  I’m glad to see that news of the Singing Wells project is spreading far and wide!  Ivy has made a great video about the Batwa Trail in Kisoro, Uganda. When the Singing Wells team visited Kisoro last year to record the music of the Batwa…

Samba Mapangala & Orchestra Virunga

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Legendary East African music and friend of Abubilla Music and The Singing Wells project, Samba Mapangala and Orchestra Virunga are touring the UK later this month, in support of Samba’s new album Maisha Ni Matamu (Life Is Sweet) on Virunga Records. We first met Samba in Kenya, on a recording trip as part of The…