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Mwanzele is a dance style originally performed during funerals[1] by the Mijikenda tribe of the Coast Province of Kenya.[2]

Popular artists have recorded a number of popular songs using this style of music, the most famous being the late Bini Ya Mama together with his wife. He hailed from Bate village in Dagamra. Bin Hare is another popular Mwanzele performer; he and Nyerere wa Konde both hail from the Malindi region of the coastal province and Kilifi County.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Parkin, David J. (1991). Sacred void: spatial images of work and ritual among the Giriama of Kenya. Cambridge University Press. p. 121. ISBN 978-0-521-40466-2. 
  2. ^ Senoga-Zake, George W. (2000). Folk music of Kenya. Uzima Publishing House. pp. 62–65. ISBN 978-9966-855-02-2.