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Dream Songs and Healing Sounds in the Rainforests of Malaysia

Various Artists
Dream Songs and Healing Sounds in the Rainforests of Malaysia

The Temiar people of the central Malaysian rainforest are deeply spiritual. Inspired by their vibrant natural environment, they have developed a musical landscape that evolves from their dreams—dreamsongs. Dreamsongs form the basis for community-wide singing and trance-dancing ceremonies, which celebrate all the important occasions in Temiar society. Proceeds from artist’s royalties are donated to rainforest preservation in Malaysia and to the indigenous peoples there. 21 tracks. "Rhythms that lure you irresistibly away to the land of dreams." — Wereldmuziek Update

Track Listing

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Bird songs and river sounds Birds and insects of the Berok River 0:55
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Princess of Mt. Sewilu Along Indan anak lelaki Agun 11:01
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Cince:m Abilem anak lelaki Along Lum 3:56
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Penhe:y Uda anak perempuan Tengah 2:50
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Clearing the fields Lima anak perempuan Busu 2:22
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Metal mouthharp (Comments) Penghulu Senang anak lelati Long 1:02
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Metal mouthharp (Biray bird) Penghulu Senang anak lelati Long 1:58
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Metal mouthharp (Comments) Penghulu Senang anak lelati Long 0:10
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Biray bird Biray bird 0:48
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A healing ceremony at Kg Al + j Apos anak lelaki Itam and Uda anak lelaki Pandak 10:13
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Penso:l (Comments) Hitam Angah (Malam) 1:33
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The trunk of the tuwala' tree Angah Pandak and Hitam Angah (Malam) 3:11
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Penso:l (Comments) Hitam Angah (Malam) 0:16
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The cicada herŋc:d Cicada in Malaysian rainforest 0:52
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The way of the annual fruits (The Langsat tree) Abilem anak lelati Along Lum 4:38
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Terane' bird Terene' bird 0:26
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Mamu:g Hitam Tamboh anak lelati Along 3:41
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Healing Ceremony (Tangge:y Genre), Pengaseh Flower song Ading Kerah 7:11
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Sempahke:h flower Penghulu Along Uda 6:41
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Bah Kuro:w Alang anak perempuan Busu 4:16
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Penjiwck Group of four Temiar adolescents from Jelgek 1:18

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