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Kenya & Tanzania Witchcraft & Ritual Music

Kenya & Tanzania Witchcraft & Ritual Music

TITLE: Kenya & Tanzania Witchcraft & Ritual Music Artist: Various Recorded by: David Fanshawe Original Release Date: 1975 Location: Kenya & Tanzania Listening Time: 48 minutes 37 seconds Distributed by: Elektra Entertainment (Time Warner) What this CD is about: David…

The Rough Guide to The Music of Kenya and Tanzania

The Rough Guide to The Music of Kenya and Tanzania

Title:Rough Guide – Music of Kenya and Tanzania Artist: Various Listening Time: 72 minutes 46 seconds Original Release Date: 1996 Distributed By: World Music Network What I Liked: This is truly a cross section of styles across East Africa.  Included…

Masai Proverbs

A bargain cannot be held in the palm of the hand. A blind sheep might chance across rain water. A bull cannot bellow in two places at once. A lie cannot fill the palm. A lion can run faster than…

Masai Customs and Traditions

Masai Customs and Traditions

When people speak of Kenya, they also talk about one tribe in particular, the Masai (or Maasai if in Tanzania). The Masai tribe lives on the border on Kenya and Tanzania. There are tours that take you to Masai Mara…

Sampling Swahili

Although you do not need Swahili to visit Kenya, you may want to know a few phrases. Here are some of the more common Swahili words you may hear and want to use. If you click on the Swahili words…

Kenya’s National Language

Swahili is the national language of Kenya. It is taught in schools all over the country. It is the second language for students – their first language is their tribal language. The origins of the Swahili language are a bit…

Swahili Archive

Here is a list of Swahili words that have been used on this website. Click on them to hear how to pronounce them.   Swahili Word Phonetic Pronunciation Definition asante ah SAWN tay Thank you asante sana ah SAWN tay …

Warthog Facts

Warthog Facts

Name: Warthog, African Lens-Pig Scientific Name: Phacochoerus africanus African Names: Ngiri (Swahili), Indlovudawana (Zulu), Intibane (Zulu), Njiri (Shona), Kolobê Yanaga (Tswana) Height: Up to 30 inches at the shoulder Average Adult Weight: 120 to 150 pounds Life Span: Up to…

Saddle-Billed Stork Facts

Saddle-Billed Stork Facts

Name: Saddle-Billed Stork (or Saddlebill) Scientific Name: Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis African Names:Saalbekooievaar (Afrikaans), Kandjendje (Kwangali), Korongo Domo-ngazi (Swahili), Ngwamhlanga (Tsonga) Height: Saddle-billed storks are the largest of the African storks. The saddle-billed stork is between 5 and 6 feet tall. Their…

Nile Crocodile Facts

Nile Crocodile Facts

Name: Nile Crocodile Scientific Name: Crocodylus niloticus African Names: Mamba (Swahili), Garwe (Shona), Ngwenya (Ndebele), Olom (Nubian dialect) Length: The average length is roughly 16 feet but can be up to 20 feet long. Average Adult Weight: Nile Crocodiles generally…