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Kwakiutl: Indian Music of the Pacific Northwest

Various Artists
Kwakiutl: Indian Music of the Pacific Northwest

This album contains songs of the Kwakiutl people collected by Dr. Ida Halpern (1910–1987). Halpern, an Austrian-born Canadian musicologist, studied Native music from several tribes along the coast of British Columbia, including the Haida, Tlingit, Coastal Salish, Nootka, and Bella Coola. The liner notes for this album thoroughly discuss Dr. Halpern’s methodology, and provide an analysis of the music and short biographies of the performers. Other recordings by Dr. Halpern include Indian Music of the Pacific Northwest Coast, Haida: Indian Music of the Pacific Northwest, and Nootka Indian Music of the Pacific North West Coast.

Track Listing

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MM52: Wolf Cycle Mungo Martin 5:38
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102
A7: Raven Song Billy Assu 1:17
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103
TW19: Hagok Song, Huk Huk Song Tom Willie (Kewakhalis) 4:46
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104
N35: Hagok Song, Huk Huk Song Billy Assu 1:32
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105
MM59: Hunting for Mountain Goat Mungo Martin 2:48
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106
TW21: Mountain Goat Song Tom Willie (Kewakhalis) 4:29
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201
H2: Hamatsa Song Stanley Hunt 3:29
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202
N9: Cedar Bark Dance Billy Assu 2:30
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203
N41: Hamatsa Song Billy Assu 1:16
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204
MM73: Hamatsa Song Cycle Mungo Martin 4:50
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205
MM74: Hamatsa Song Cycle Mungo Martin 4:13
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206
MM75: Hamatsa Song Cycle Mungo Martin 4:21
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301
TW36: Bukwas Songs Tom Willie (Kewakhalis) 7:24
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302
TW40: Thunderbird Song, Hiligyala Song Tom Willie (Kewakhalis) 5:30
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303
MM65: Sea Eagle Ghost Mask Mungo Martin 3:09
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304
The MM68: Stonebody Mungo Martin 7:12
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401
N4: Love Song Billy Assu 2:15
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402
N8: Potlatch Song, Chief's Own Party Song Billy Assu 2:10
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403
N33: Chief's Party Song Billy Assu 2:15
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404
A8: Whale Song Billy Assu 2:07
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405
MM28: Old Potlatch Song Mungo Martin 6:13
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406
N12: Potlatch Song Billy Assu 1:31
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407
N5: Tugwid Dancing Song Billy Assu 1:06
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408
N38: Nimkish Dance, Wind Song Billy Assu 1:36
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409
TW38: Madem Song Tom Willie (Kewakhalis) 4:24

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