Folk Tales from Indonesia
Originally released in 1951, this spoken-word compilation contains five traditional Indonesian short stories narrated by Harold Courlander. Coulander, a folklorist, anthropologist, and writer, focused his energies on collecting, writing about and recording traditional music and storytelling from all over the world. The stories here center on a character called Kantchil, a clever little mouse deer who always manages to outsmart elephants, crocodiles, and tigers. Album liner notes include a short biography of Courlander accompanied with short summaries of the stories.