Nonesuch Explorer Series / East Africa: Ceremonial & Folc
Album: East Africa: Ceremonial & Folc   Collection:World
Artist:Nonesuch Explorer Series   Added:Sep 2003
Label:Nonesuch Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-05-24 Pull Date: 2004-07-26 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Jul 25 Jun 13 May 30
Airplays: 2 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 08, 2014: Music Casserole
4. Jul 21, 2004: Juan 2-3-Show
2. Mar 20, 2007: Into the Nada
Giraffe Song
5. Jul 20, 2004: At the Cafe Bohemian
Masai Women
3. Oct 31, 2006: At the Cafe Bohemian
Aluar Horns
6. Jun 08, 2004: sun in libra moon in pisces
Giraffe Song

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-05-13
From 1975 this release includes drum, instrumental, and vocal music from Uganda, Zaire, Kenya, and Tanzania. Recorded live in the field, these tracks exude raw energy and spiritual power. Read the notes and open your mind. Amazing stuff that is nearly impossible to describe as it’s not just music, it’s life.

*1. Powerful mix of voices, drums, whistles, & cries. Wow.
*2. Spoken word into amazing maze of horns & chants. Haunting.
*3. Strings/vocals/whistles. Captivating & unpredictable.
4. A family group in a relaxed kind of drone about giraffes.
5. Downtempo call-response series w/fascinating vocals.
6. Wailing voices w/long droning passages. About hippo hunting.
7. Initiation ceremony w/village sounds, chanting, horns.
8. Masai women call-response in praise of their men.
9. Warriors returning from a raid. Quiet spots, cries, rhythmic calls.
*10. Droning chorus, wailing calls.
11. Strings, big chorus, great growling vocals. A busy thing.
*12. A wedding song w/bells/horns/claps/vocals/stomps.
12. Mbiras/chanting/buzzing. A uptempo and intricate sound.

Track Listing
1. Acholi Bwala Dance   7. Samburu Warriors' Initiation
2. Aluar Horns   8. Masai Women
3. Enanga   9. Masai Raiding Songs
4. Giraffe Song   10. Emosiroi
5. Turkana Songs   11. Wagogo Soothing Song
6. El Molo Hippo Song   12. Wagogo Marriage Ritual
  13. Wagogo Marimba