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

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-06-21 Pull Date:2004-08-23 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Aug 22Aug 15Aug 1Jul 25Jul 18Jul 11Jul 4Jun 27

Recent Airplay
1.Dec 08, 2015:Clean Copper Radio COP TALK
4.Aug 21, 2004:Under the Sheltering Sky
Kayamba Dance: Giriama Weddg
2.Oct 31, 2006:At the Cafe Bohemian
Giriama Spirit Dancce
5.Aug 19, 2004:Sun in Libra Moon in Pisces
Giriama Spirit Dancce
3.Sep 02, 2004:Sun in Libra Moon in Pisces
Matondoni Wedding
6.Aug 14, 2004:Under the Sheltering Sky
Kayamba Dance: Giriama Weddg

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-06-09 
Orig. released in 1975, this CD is fascinating and a little spooky. Read the notes to understand the ceremonies being performed. The tracks are dramatic, powerful, and atmospheric and a few can definitely give you chills when you listen.

1. Drums, bells, whistles, chanting, yells. It just sort of builds.
*2. Big village sound w/bells/chants/calls & a dark humming vibration.
*3. Great voices & harp in song of joy for a good harvest.
4. Female voices, clanging percussion. A big, boisterous sound.
*5. Wonderfully complex marimba/perc/vocal track. Fast
6. Spoken word, harp, vocals; two songs. Nice vocals, kinda relaxed.
7. Witch doctor shouting, fast drums, chanting. An exorcism ritual.
*8. Wild perc/horn dance w/chants/bells/whistles.
9. Like #8, only the horn is lower. A cool sound.
10. Solo fem vox & simple perc. in a relaxed and low-key track.
11. Horn/chants & a humming percussion. Fascinating ceremony.
12. Lots of bells/chanting/whistles.
13. Call/response vocals in a dark & serious call to the dawn..
*14. Mouth harp/bells/vocals. Fast but w/a sense of sadness.
*15. Fast blend of bells/harp/vocals. Catchy w/good vocals.
16. Busy funeral dance w/bells/flutes/horns/drums/chanting.

Track Listing
1.Ngoma Ra Mrongo 9.Alto Bung'o Horn
2.Mwari Initiation 10.Akamba Witch Doctor
3.Coconut Pickers Song 11.Pokot Witch Doctor
4.Matondoni Wedding 12.Pokot Dance
5.Marimba 13.Song of Dawn
6.Tuken Moral Songs 14.Lukuji
7.Giriama Spirit Dancce 15.Nyatiti
8.Kayamba Dance: Giriama Weddg 16.Funeral Dance