East African Records Ltd. (EAR). Kenyan manufacturer, record pressing plant in Nairobi. Pressed for labels like Phonogram or Polydor (and in earlier days also for EMI and CBS). Countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Seychelles, Tanzania. Vinyl pressings for Philips, Phonogram, Polydor, PolyGram and related labels can be identified by "561" in the runouts. 1952: Renaming to East African Records Ltd. and opening of a record pressing plant (shellac) in Nairobi.
African-American dance has developed within Black American communities in everyday spaces, rather than in studios, schools or companies. These dances are usually centered on folk and social dance practice, though performance dance often supplies complementary aspects to this. Placing great value on improvisation, these dances are characterized by ongoing change and development.
In the Umabo, the African traditional wedding attire means a bride wears a isidwaba, which is a leather skirt, a isicwaya, which is skin to cover her breasts, and a inkehli, which is a hat to cover the head. The bride is also adorned with colourful beads, which are also worn by her bridesmaids. A groom wears ibheshu, which is a covering made from calf skin that he wears instead of pants, or if he decides to wear pants, he wears umbhulaselo, which are pants that are brightly decorated with beads.
Traditional African religions. The traditional African religions (or traditional beliefs and practices of African people) are a set of highly diverse beliefs that include various ethnic religions. Generally, these traditions are oral rather than scriptural, include belief in a supreme creator, belief in spirits, veneration of the dead, use of magic and traditional medicine
African dance can legitimately be considered the oldest form of choreography in the world. The dances are still taught to the children of the tribes from an early age, but the form has spread far beyond the continent to thrill audiences around the world. Characteristics of Sub-Saharan African Dance. There are essential ways that African dance is different than most Western forms. The most obvious is the lack of partnered dancing (at least in male-female pairs). Instead, most of the dances are group performances separated by gender.
Characteristics of African Dance. Most African dances are characterized by isolated movements that can be quite difficult to master. These are known as polycentric movements, meaning that the dancer's body is broken up and various parts of the body are moving independently of one another. Although the dances of varying tribes can differ drastically, many of them have been danced the same way for centuries and have polycentric aspects to them. The drum is a crucial component of African tradition.
- Manufactured By – E. A. Records
- Recorded By – Assanand & Sons (Msa.) Ltd.
- Recorded At – Mzuri Recording
- Written-By – Giriyama*
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Runout A): 559 AL-371 HL-186
- Matrix / Runout: 559 AL-372