GĪCANDĪ

Gīcandī is an ancient Agīkūyū poetry instrument made up of elegantly elaborate enigmas, which were sung on public markets by two specially trained initiated people in competition.

The rattle used to accompany the song was a bottle-shaped gourd, which bore, carved in it's side, writings in the mnemonic-pictorial system, the only specimen of this kind to be found among the Bantu tribes of Africa.

Our gīcandī has been design by the only professional gīcandī performer remaining in Kenya.