Iraqw Songs

Bee/a and Saygilo

These two songs are quite popular among the Iraqw. The first one is about the famous rainmakers and medicine men Saygilo Mageena and Nade Bee/a. Gradually, the clapping starts and the rhythm becomes stronger. The second song hass bumbunaysa as refrain. These are not meaningful words, but the sound of the song. These refrains of vocables are different for each song. We also see how beer is used for quenching dry throats.