Women of the World with Anyango: Journey through Kenya

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Wednesday / July 16, 2014 / 1:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
United States

Boston-based global folk ensemble Women of the World shares the stage with Anyango, the world’s first known female nyatiti player. The nyatiti is a traditional instrument of the Luo tribe in Kenya. The harp-like instrument has traditionally been played only by men in the tribe. Anyango, born Eriko Mukoyama in Tokyo, later moved to Kenya specifically to learn about Kenyan music and rhythms. “Anyango” means “girl born in the morning” in the Luo dialect, Dholuo.

Women of the World includes members representing nine countries and performs its repertoire in 23 languages. The group focuses on the practice of peace through music and art.

Watch a music video for Anyango’s “Horizon” here: