Irimbene Cultural Dancers and Self-Help Group

14.03.04 G2 close up vista 1 (Large)

Group Information

14.03.04 G2 Group Photo (Large)


Irimbene Cultural Dancers and Self-help Group, formed in 2000 with  21 young men, and is led by Edward Kiogura.  They play in the Authi style and are from the Ameru ethnic community, from the Irimbene Village, upper Kiungone Sublocation, Abogeta West Division.

The group uses Mbere (shakers) worn by Bernard Nkonge, Ginfold Mbae, Amos Munthi and Fraras Ikunda.  They also use a flute, Coro, which is performed by John Mwiti.

Recording Information

4th March 2014

Recording location:

Ruthumbi forest, Murungurune, Kenya

Audio by:

Steve Kivutia, Ketebul Music & Andy Patterson, Abubilla Music.

Mixed by Andy Patterson

Video by:

Patrick Ondiek, Ketebul Music; Jimmy Allen, Abubilla Music and Lewis Koome for Singing Wells