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Matirî Ngemi




Matirí Ngemi is a podcast discussing, exploring and researching the Agikuyu culture, history and heritage.

22:14:10 2021-12-03
In the final episode of the season, Waiyaki and Njeri reflect on their podcast journey through season one, bringing to light key themes from each episode. See you in season 2! Please enjoy and share. 
21:57:40 2021-10-29
In this episode, we talk about, at a very high level, the topics of single-parenthood, its causes in pre-colonial times and the resolutions for when it happened, for both a single mother who was going to get married, and one who wasn't going to get marrie...
22:11:46 2021-10-15
In this episode, we continue to answer some of the questions that the listeners have asked. The broad topics that the questions cover are spirituality, esoteric knowledge, naming, social issues etc. Enjoy and share and give us feedback!
22:39:39 2021-10-01
In this episode, we answer some of the questions that the listeners have asked. The broad topics that the questions cover are Ûthoni and Irua. We will continue to answer the other questions in the next podcast episode so stay tuned! Enjoy and share.  ...
22:14:59 2021-09-17
In this episode, we conclude our discussion on Agîkûyû philosophy of Ûthoni and Rûracio. Listen to episode 4 and 5 for parts I and II of the discussion if you haven't already. Enjoy, share and provide feedback. We know there will be lots of question...
22:04:37 2021-09-03
In this episode, we continue to discuss and explore Agîkûyû philosophy of Ûthoni and Rûracio. Listen to episode 4 for part I of the discussion if you haven't already. Enjoy, share and provide feedback. References:The Southern Kikuyu before 1903, Vol...
22:23:33 2021-08-20
This podcast introduces the foundational terms and concepts of Ûthoni, Rûracio and Ûhiki. The aim of this discussion is to enable to listener to understand the Philosophy of marriage for the Mûgîkûyû, and how our forefathers thought about the proce...
22:27:09 2021-08-06
In this episode, we discuss Irua, commonly referred to as circumcision. We discuss the history and philosophy of this very important stage in the life of a Mûgîkûyû. This discussion really is a primer for anyone who would like to research, learn and u...
21:55:45 2021-07-23
In this episode, we discuss the relationship of the Gîkwa and the Mûkûngûgû as a metaphor for the family relationship between the man and the woman, and discuss at a high level the economy and talents of the pre-colonial Mûgîkûyû. To learn more, ...
21:49:04 2021-07-09
In this episode, we give a high-level overview and description of the Mûciî or Home of the Mûgîkûyû. We also discuss the importance of the Nyûmba and the Thingira. Ancestral land and inheritance, a very important and sensitive topic is also discuss...
21:17:03 2021-07-02
The season will open with a discussion on the overview of the Mûciî of the Mûgîkûyu, with an emphasis on the of the “Nyûmba”, and the importance of the “Thingira” in episode one. Episode 2 will follow on the heels of episode one, with an exp...
22:05:18 2020-11-14
In the final episode of the season, Waiyaki and Njeri reflect on their podcast journey through season one, bringing to light key themes from each episode. See you in season 2! Please enjoy and share. 
21:57:15 2020-10-31
In this last episode of the 3 part trilogy, Waiyaki and Njeri continue the conversation with Ciku and King'ori as they dissect the Stages of life of a Mugikuyu in the last 3 stages of a Mugikuyu's life. Please enjoy and share. 
22:04:17 2020-10-23
In Part II, Waiyaki and Njeri continue the conversation with Ciku Gachugi and King'ori Kanyi as they dissect the Stages of life of a Mugikuyu, and explore and discuss topics such as ear piercing (gutonywo ndugira), warriorhood, motherhood and other aspect...
21:47:45 2020-10-17
In this episode, Waiyaki and Njeri are joined by very special guests Ciku Gachugi and King'ori Kanyi. They explore and discuss the way of the Mugikuyu before colonization and contrast it with the post-colonial era. They also deepen the conversation furthe...
22:03:52 2020-10-02
In this podcast episode, Waiyaki and Njeri introduce ethical principles that the Mugikuyu aspired to live by (and should aspire to live by even today) and the stages that a man and a woman go through throughout their life.To learn more about Agikuyu ethic...
21:55:16 2020-09-18
In this episode, Waiyaki and Njeri tackle 8 key common questions that the listeners had asked. These questions span a broad variety of topics and represent what has been on the listeners minds after listening to the previous podcast episodes.
22:04:54 2020-09-04
Even before colonization, the Agikuyu were a deeply spiritual people who believed that the physical life continuously intertwined with the afterlife.In this episode, Waiyaki and Njeri are joined by King'ori wa Kanyi, to explore the Agikuyu spiritual belie...
21:48:49 2020-08-21
Muratina is an important and sacred aspect of the Agikuyu culture. Yet, over time, its true meaning has been misunderstood and its purpose watered down (pun intended) to that of an illicit brew. In this episode, Waiyaki and Njeri discuss the spiritual me...
21:45:44 2020-08-08
Religion and spirituality have always been a central part of the Agikuyu culture. In this episode, Waiyaki and Njeri discuss pre-colonial Agikuyu traditions and ethics, and contrast it with modern day practices.Ref. The Decline of Spiritual Authority in G...
21:50:26 2020-07-24
Once you see and understand the true spiritual power and meaning behind Ngemi, (ululations) you will never say or hear them the same, again.  Our heritage is rich and deep.In this Episode, Waiyaki & Njeri begin with a conversation about the bigger purpos...
21:53:45 2020-07-19
This first podcast details the origin story of the Agikuyu, the clans and some of their characteristics, and informs the listener on how to find out about their lineage. Enjoy.