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Children's Songs from Kenya

Children's Songs from Kenya

D. N. Nzomo explains in the liner notes to Children’s Songs from Kenya that “music in traditional Africa has many functions. As a medium of education, it conveys accumulated wisdom from generation to generation.” Some of the songs on the 1975 album serve as allegories, while others are straightforward tunes for certain occasions, such as the harvest. They also embody the playfulness of children’s music. Liner notes include a written introduction to each song, which is also spoken at the beginning of each track, as well as song lyrics written in Swahili and English.

Track Listing

101
Neeiwe ni Asa David Nzomo 2:57
102
Mwei Nuuya David Nzomo 1:42
103
Lulu Kilya David Nzomo 2:26
104
Mwene Atete David Nzomo 2:22
105
Ninyie Mbiti David Nzomo 2:36
106
Masau Ngunguli David Nzomo 2:20
201
Kabumbu David Nzomo 3:09
202
Atangua David Nzomo 3:27
203
Mbemba na Makwasi David Nzomo 2:45
204
Kavuli Tutu David Nzomo 1:56
205
Nguli Ithi David Nzomo 2:03
206
Ndaa David Nzomo 1:53
207
Kyungu Vuthu David Nzomo 1:21

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