Obasie Palnyang

Group Information

The group was founded in 1958 by Obasie’s grandfather, Okomo.   Obasie plays several instruments, including the Accordian, the Adeudeu and the single string instrument, the Eggereger (similar to the Orutu, but a deeper body).   The drums are called ‘Atenus’.   In addition the percussionist, Obasie is accompanied by a Etwo Aporutu player (gourd and pipe, or ‘Arupepe’).  We recorded 8 songs, featuring each of the instruments.

Recording Information

Audio recorded and mixed by Steve 64 Kivutia. Camera operators Patrick ‘Sapat’ Ondiek / Martin ‘Drix’ Muyeshi / Hunter Allen / Edited by Hunter Allen