Children's Songs from Kenya

Children's Songs from Kenya

David Nzomo FW07852 / FC 7852

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.

Year Released 1975
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1975 Folkways Records
Genre(s) Children's; World
Country(s) Kenya
Subject(s) Music--Juvenile; World music

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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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