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The Loruvani Choir CD Exec. Produced by John McEuen

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The Maasai of Tanzania are an indigenous pastoral society with a rich and vibrant oral history.

Their traditional knowledge, often narrated in the form of folktales, songs, stories, poetry, and chants, contains a wide-range of knowledge about traditional medicine, grazing practices, landscape ecology, the behavior of animals, livestock management, and the gathering of wild plant foods.

Maasai pastoralists represent the highest degree of pastoral specialization in the Eastern-Sudanic region of East Africa. Maasai peoples, however, also combine livestock herding with other economic activities such as cultivation, trade, and gathering. Because of their dependence on natural resources to sustain livestock and human populations (such as natural watering sites, grazing areas, agricultural land, and drought reserves), many Maasai groups that historically depended on community grazing structures and local, opportunistic agriculture suffered economically when they were forced onto smaller parcels of settled land.

This choir refuses charity. They insist on singing as a revenue source. They have no egos and they have no formal musical training. They worship under the trees and would love a tin roof.

Additionally, a carousel with photos we took in Africa are available on our website. You can buy the CD or buy single MP3's of the Loruvani Choir on our website. They make great stocking stuffers. This music is authentic and was recorded in a storage shack lined with egg cartons