Film, Video Winyo: Benga & Traditional Music from Kenya

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Title
Winyo: Benga & Traditional Music from Kenya
Summary
Winyo performs traditional Luo songs infused with witty storylines, Afro fusion, Afro jazz, and Benga (a mix of contemporary music with traditional Kenyan Luo music in which the guitar is played to mimic a Luo eight-string lyre called a nyatiti). Winyo sings in Dholuo, Swahili and English.
Event Date
July 01, 2014
Notes
-  Born Shiphton Onyango, Winyo adopted the artistic name "Winyo," which is a Luo word for "bird." The Luo are a tribe from the Lake Victoria region of Western Kenya. He says that he derives his music and musical strength from his forefathers, whose African music was rich in melody and traditional harmonies.
Related Resources
American Folklife Center: https://www.loc.gov/folklife/
Running Time
1 hours 1 minutes 55 seconds
Online Format
video
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