Tracklist

CD 1
#TitleArtistRatingLength
1Ngoma ra mrongo
recording engineer:
David Fanshawe
mouth organ and unspecified drum [drums]:
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.)
vocals:
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.)
[unknown]4:55
2Mwari Initiation
recording engineer:
David Fanshawe
friction drum:
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.)
vocals:
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.)
[unknown]1:54
3Coconut Pickers Song
recording engineer:
David Fanshawe
harp [uta (one-stringed harp)]:
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.)
vocals:
Athman bin Khamis
Athman bin Khamis3:09
4Matondoni Wedding
recording engineer:
David Fanshawe
horn [horns] and unspecified drum [tin drums beaten with sticks]:
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.)
vocals:
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.)
[unknown]2:10
5Marimba
recording engineer:
David Fanshawe
marimba:
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.)
vocals:
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.)
[unknown]3:11
6Tuken Moral Songs
recording engineer:
David Fanshawe
harp [kibugantit (six-stringed harp)]:
William and Musa
vocals:
William and Musa
William and Musa6:12
7Giriama Spirit Dance
recording engineer:
David Fanshawe
unspecified drum [drums]:
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.)
vocals:
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.)
[unknown]2:20
8Kayamba Dance: Giriama Wedding
recording engineer:
David Fanshawe
ankle rattlers [ankle-bells], horn [soprano bong'o horn], shaken idiophone [kayamba] and whistle [whistles]:
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.)
vocals:
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.)
[unknown]4:40
9Alto Bung'o Horn
recording engineer:
David Fanshawe
horn [bong'o horn] and shaken idiophone [kayamba]:
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.)
[unknown]0:44
10Akamba Witch Doctor
recording engineer:
David Fanshawe
vocals:
female Akamba witch doctor (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.)
female Akamba witch doctor4:11
11Pokot Witch Doctor
recording engineer:
David Fanshawe
friction drum [chepkombis]:
Pokot witch doctor (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.)
horn [primitive horn]:
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.)
vocals:
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.)
Pokot witch doctor3:09
12Pokot Dance
recording engineer:
David Fanshawe
instruments and vocals:
Pokot men and women (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.)
Pokot men and women1:38
13Song of Dawn
recording engineer:
David Fanshawe
vocals:
Pokot elders (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.)
Pokot elders1:45
14Lukuji
recording engineer:
David Fanshawe
mouth harp [lukuji (a type of mouth harp)]:
Erasto Engefu
vocals:
Erasto Engefu
Erasto Engefu3:02
15NyatitiLawrence Jakiwo3:10
16Funeral Dance
recording engineer:
David Fanshawe
ankle rattlers [bells tied to the dancers' legs], cowbell [cowbells], flute [flutes], horn [horns] and unspecified drum [drum]:
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.)
vocals:
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.)
[unknown]2:32

Credits

Release

additional photography:David Fanshawe
photography:Rene Burri/Magnum Photos (Swiss photographer)
liner notes:David Fanshawe (in 1975)
engineer:David Fanshawe
Adam Skeaping
mastering:Robert C. Ludwig (mastering engineer)
remastering:Robert C. Ludwig (mastering engineer)
design:Doyle Partners
mastered at:Sterling Sound, Inc. (split/relocated to Nashville and Edgewater studios in 2018, but NY studio planned to reopen in 2019) in New York, New York, United States
engineered at:Riverside Studios in Hammersmith, Hammersmith and Fulham, London, England, United Kingdom
part of:Nonesuch Explorer Series (2002) (order: 6)
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/release/1238636 [info]
ASIN:US: B00006C760 [info]