This song was written during our first field season at Koobi Fora, East Turkana, Kenya at the start of Nick Toth and Kathy Schick’s dissertation research. It was a favorite of Kamoya Kameu, leader of the hominid-hunting team, who always requested it at our end-of- season ngoma (dance party). Koobi Fora has been one of the most productive paleoanthropological localities in the world, with abundant fossil hominins, mammalian fauna, and Palaeolithic sites.
Music and lyrics by Nicholas Toth, © 2008.
Sunlight on the far horizon
Lion standing on the headland
Sandy streambeds dry and dusty
Twilight on this barren landscape
Endless fields of ripened starlight
Koobi Fora landscape.
Music and lyrics by Nicholas Toth.
Vocals, Guitar: Nicholas Toth
Engineer: David Weber
Recorded at: Airtime Recording Studio,
Recording © 2008 Nicholas Toth
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