Various ‎– Heartbeat Of Africa - Series 2: African Folk Music

Sapra Studio ‎– none
Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, EP

Companies, etc.


Front Sleeve: "Descriptive Brochure in French, German and Italian INSIDE"
Published by Sapra Studio, Nairobi, Kenya.

Track A1; Akamba, of Kenya, sing the "ng`etha" and stomp out the strong rhythm of a traditional dance.
Track A2; Abaluyia Group, with one-stringed fiddle, and a song hummed at night.
Track A3; Kikuyu people, a song in praise of their leaders, sung by the woman after harvesting.
Track A4; Conch-shell horn played in this strange style can be heard at the Kenya coast.
Track B1; Luo Troubadour, sings to his "Nyatiti" harp accompaniment.
Track B2; Masai youths, sing as they tend their cattle.
Track B3; Kuria elder, tells the district news over his single-stringed instrument.
Track B4; Tiriki musicians from western Kenya, sing wryly of their cattle in a sophisticated African rhythm.
(The Tiriki are one of sixteen tribes of the Luhya people.)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 1): 45-HSSCH-17-IT ƧIDE - I
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 1): 45-HSSCH-18-IT ƧIDE - 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched, variant 2): 559 45-HSSCH-17-IT AFRICAN FOLK MUSIC
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched, variant 2): 559 45-HSSCH-18-IT AFRICAN FOLK MUSIC