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Reke Mahike

Reke Mahike, translated as “Let them Marry”, is the “everyone join in Title Song” of the musical play Reke Mahike. The scope of the song spans relevant matters, ranging from recognition of the importance and value of the marriage ceremony, due acknowledgement of God, wishing the newlyweds well, through to inviting everyone to share in […]

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Tũma Ndũmĩrĩri

Tũma Ndũmĩrĩri translated as “Send A Message”, is a flirtatious song from the musical play REKE MAHIKE, sung by the Female Protagonist and her clique of Friends. The lyrics and attitude of this piece are meant to capture the playful posturing and good natured teasing that often occurs among available young adults. Tũma Ndũmĩrĩri ©2019 […]

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Anake Na Airĩtu

Historically it turns out that among the Kikuyu, dances were varied, relatively frequent and often keenly looked forward to events. Anake Na Airĩtu loosely translated as “Guys and Gals”, is a song in the musical play REKE MAHIKE, intended to be an energetic social dance piece for Young Adults, along the lines of what would […]

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No Mbaara

Sometimes life feels like one battle after another. No Mbaara, translated as “It’s Just Battle”, is sung by the Male Protagonist of the REKE MAHIKE story. While he grapples with feelings of frustration, two proverbial questions, “What is the meaning of life?!” and “Does what I do even matter?” fuel this angst-ridden song. No Mbaara […]

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Mũciĩ Nĩ Mũrigo

The song Mũciĩ Nĩ Mũrigo, translated as “A Home is a Burden”, is sung by a married couple as a humorous take on some of the realities faced by those engaged in carrying this noble burden. In the context of the Reke Mahike story, the song serves to remind an aspiring homemaker that establishing and […]

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Marĩĩtwa Maya

Marĩĩtwa Maya, translated as These Names, very briefly touches on one of the dominant origin legends of the Kikuyu people. It is widely accepted that the Kikuyu nation is comprised of 10 major clans, each named after a corresponding daughter of Gĩkũyũ and Mũmbi, who are widely believed to be the founding father and mother […]

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Caaya Caaya

Sung by the Female Protagonist of the REKE MAHIKE story, Caaya Caaya, translated as “Sighing Sighing”, is a sad love song which expresses the feelings of her aching heart which, despite difficult circumstances, courageously resolves to keep hope alive. Caaya Caaya ©2019 Gatumia GatumiaREKE MAHIKE ©2019 Gatumia Gatumia Demo Credits:Gatumia Gatumia & Kieya Kamau, Matthew […]

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Nĩ Ithuĩ

Nĩ Ithuĩ, translated as “It is Us”, is a mass choir type song which serves two main purposes in the REKE MAHIKE story. First, it seeks to provide some very basic information about the Kikuyu nation, such as their historical territorial boundaries and their belief in and worship of a single deity, Mwene Nyaga. Second, […]