Traditional music played in analog equipment still appeals among residents of the local community owing to the socio-cultural messages it carries in society.
Stored in an inscribed spiral groove, referred to as a phonographic disc record, the music was played by traditional mobile disc jockeys ‘DJ’s’ at special occasions using a record player.
Children and young persons were never allowed to attend the entertainment sessions lest it distracted them from formal education and induced truancy behavior.
Residents interviewed reminisced the traditional music describing it as ‘’old turned gold’’ even as they drew a paralleled comparison between the DJ’s of yonder and conventional ones.
While current DJ’s were highly professional including mixing music from other sources, their traditional counterparts could only collect limited records and play them singly in one machine.
Barnabas Omenta appeared to criticize the influence of the analog ‘Philip’ phonogram, on his father who owned it as a DJ, plunging him into polygamy.
He equally deplored the owe with which the DJs were held by event organizers /music fans enabling them to solicit for special offers including foodstuffs.
But Hurun Mokua introduced an interesting angle to the traditional music saying it imparted positive cultural values threatened with modernity.
According to him, though fascinating, the old-fashioned record player can still be used owing to its low operational costs.
It is highly sought for by music lovers as a souvenir and some radio stations use it to entertain their listeners by playing ‘oldies tracks.