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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,…

Day Five: February 20, 2020 (DCMA)

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We started at the Ngalawa Hotel recording Kithara who we had to stop recording on Day 3 because of noise. It was great we could get them all to come to the hotel unexpectedly today. After this we drove back to Stonetown to record at the DCMA and the Culture Musical Club.  The three groups: …

Conclusion: Challenges and Recomendations

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Challenges and difficulties One of the main intentions of this report on SW’s pilot Masters programme was to analyse and report on the difficulties encountered in the field. Although it is based on a somewhat personal experience, it was previously discussed with Ketebul’s Project Manager, as I wished to include other voices and mention issues…

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,…