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Traditional Music and Cultures of Kenya


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Introduction

Welcome
Dedication
Search this site
Kenya and Africa links

Miscellaneous

about the recordings
about the software
about the author - Jens Finke
Jens Finke - curriculum vitae
Traditional Music & Cultures of Kenya - Copyright notice
Traditional Music and Cultures of Kenya - Project Proposal

Contexts

Kenya's People - the Cushites
Kenya's People
Kenya's People - the Nilotes
Kenya's People - the Bantu
Kenyan Music and Dance
Fascinatin' Rhythms
Kenyan Religions and Beliefs
Kenyan History

Tribes - Chuka

Chuka - introduction
Chuka religion and beliefs
Chuka history
Chuka music and dance
Chuka society

Tribes - Embu and Mbeere

Embu & Mbeere - introduction
Embu & Mbeere agriculture
Embu & Mbeere fables and legends
Embu & Mbeere fables and legends - Cierume
Embu & Mbeere fables and legends - death
Embu & Mbeere fables and legends - frogs
Embu & Mbeere fables and legends - monkey and crocodile
Embu & Mbeere fables and legends - Mwenda Mwea
Embu & Mbeere fables and legends - Ndega's Grove
Embu & Mbeere fables and legends - Kiondonoe and the Ogre
Embu & Mbeere fables and legends - Woman and hyenas
Embu & Mbeere feature articles
Embu & Mbeere feature articles - Kathigagaceru
Embu & Mbeere history
Embu & Mbeere medicine and witchcraft
Embu & Mbeere music and dance
Embu & Mbeere music and dance - grazing song
Embu & Mbeere music and dance - lament
Embu & Mbeere music and dance - teasing song
Embu & Mbeere music and dance - wedding song
Embu & Mbeere music and dance - wedding song
Embu & Mbeere Nthuke age-sets
Embu & Mbeere riddles and proverbs
Embu & Mbeere society

Tribes - Gusii

Gusii - introduction
Gusii agriculture and trade
Gusii arts and crafts
Gusii fables and legends
Gusii history
Gusii initiation
Gusii music and dance
Gusii religion and beliefs
Gusii riddles and proverbs
Gusii society
Gusii trepanation

Tribes - Kamba

Kamba - introduction
Kamba agriculture
Kamba arts and crafts
Kamba colonial history
Kamba fables and legends
Kamba fables and legends - Musyimi the Hunter
Kamba fables and legends - Hyena and Jackal
Kamba fables and legends - the Blacksmith
Kamba fables and legends - the Spilt Daydream
Kamba fables and legends - the Poor Man
Kamba fables and legends - a Man and a King
Kamba fables and legends - the Obedient Girl
Kamba music and dance
Kamba music and dance - Mwali
Kamba pre-colonial history
Kamba religion and beliefs
Kamba riddles and proverbs
Kamba society

Tribes - Kikuyu

Kikuyu - introduction
Kikuyu Christianity
Kikuyu circumcision
Kikuyu colonial history
Kikuyu fables and legends
Kikuyu fables and legends - Creation Myth
Kikuyu fables and legends -the Egg that Hatched a Beautiful Girl
Kikuyu fables and legends - the Hare's Practical Jokes
Kikuyu fables and legends - the Old Man's Swollen Knee
Kikuyu fables and legends - Lake Sacrifice
Kikuyu fables and legends - Nyaga and Wamweru
Kikuyu fables and legends - Origin of Death
Kikuyu fables and legends - Origin of Death
Kikuyu fables and legends - Rugano rwa Wanjiru
Kikuyu fables and legends - the Spirit Wife
Kikuyu fables and legends - Wamugumo
Kikuyu fables and legends - Wanjiru, the Beauty of the Hills
Kikuyu fables and legends - the Hunters and the Hartebeest
Kikuyu feature articles
Kikuyu feature articles - Kikuyu funeral
Kikuyu feature articles - Initiation into the Kiama
Kikuyu feature articles - Death of Dedan Kimathi
Kikuyu feature articles - Politics of the Mungiki
Kikuyu feature articles - One Perfect Morning
Kikuyu feature articles - When the Old Gods Die
Kikuyu feature articles - Jomo Kenyatta
Kikuyu feature articles - Terence
Kikuyu Mau Mau Uprising and Independence
Kikuyu music and dance
Kikuyu pre-colonial history
Kikuyu religion and beliefs
Kikuyu riddles and proverbs
Kikuyu society

Tribes - Kuria

Kuria - introduction
Kuria feature articles
Kuria feature articles - Teenage Marriages
Kuria history
Kuria marriage traditions
Kuria music and dance
Kuria riddles and proverbs
Kuria society

Tribes - Maasai

Maasai - introduction
Maasai age-sets
Maasai clans and families
Maasai Eunoto ceremony
Maasai fables and legends
Maasai fables and legends - God's Country
Maasai fables and legends - Origin of Cattle
Maasai fables and legends - Origin of Death
Maasai fables and legends - the Sun and the Moon
Maasai fables and legends - Thunder and the Gods
Maasai fables and legends - the Women's Cattle
Maasai feature articles
Maasai feature articles - Agnes Maasai
Maasai feature articles - Hot Chocolate (Lake Magadi)
Maasai feature articles - Circumcision (Saitoti)
Maasai feature articles - Circumcision (Vavra)
Maasai feature articles - Circumcision (Welsh)
Maasai feature articles - Lake Elmenteita
Maasai history
Maasai livestock - cattle
Maasai music and dance
Maasai religion and beliefs
Maasai riddles and proverbs

Tribes - Makonde

Makonde - introduction
Makonde figurative carvings
Makonde mask carvings
Makonde music and dance
Makonde society

Tribes - Meru

Meru - introduction
Meru agriculture
Meru feature articles
Meru feature articles - the Appearance of Music
Meru feature articles - Circumcision through Words
Meru feature articles - Magado Crater
Meru history
Meru initiation
Meru music and dance
Meru religion and beliefs
Meru riddles and proverbs
Meru stages of life

Tribes - Rendille

Rendille - introduction
Rendille feature articles
Rendille feature articles - the Miswak tree
Rendille feature articles - Peacemaking among Brothers
Rendille history
Rendille livestock
Rendille music and dance
Rendille religion and beliefs
Rendille society
Rendille stages of life

Tribes - Taita

Taita - introduction
Taita agriculture
Taita ecology (Taita Hills)
Taita fables and legends
Taita feature articles
Taita feature articles - Cup-marks
Taita feature articles - In Remembrance of Pepo
Taita history
Taita music and dance
Taita society

Tribes - Turkana

Turkana - introduction
Turkana fables and legends
Turkana feature articles
Turkana feature articles - How Naked Men Dress
Turkana feature articles - Journey to Lake Turkana
Turkana feature articles - Frozen Fish (Lake Turkana)
Turkana feature articles - Namoratunga
Turkana feature articles - Turkana Dance
Turkana feature articles - Where do I Belong?
Turkana history
Turkana - Lake Turkana
Turkana livestock
Turkana material culture
Turkana music and dance
Turkana prehistory
Turkana religion and beliefs
Turkana society

Bibliographies

Africa Bibliography
Borana
El Molo
African Music
Bantu
Kuria
Kenya
Kenyan Music
Kikuyu
Makonde
Luhya
Luo
Maasai
Kalenjin
Ogiek
Pokot
Rendille
Samburu
Somali
Swahili
Taita
Turkana
Embu
Gabbra
Gusii
Hunter-gatherers
Kenya
Njemps
Kamba
Meru
Mijikenda
Nilotes


 
 
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