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Music from South New Guinea

Various Artists
Music from South New Guinea

Music from South New Guinea presents the music of tribes settled between the Fly River and the West Arian. Included are songs and dances such as the badara, a traditional dance performed at social events and holidays that is characterized by an “elastic syncopation…created by the drum being slightly faster than the metre of the song….” Among native instruments featured are the burari (flute), the dárombi (similar to a jew’s harp), tátaro (bundled panpipe), and búrubur (hour-glass-shaped drum). Liner notes provide an overview of the history and music of South New Guinea, track notes, pictures, and musical transcriptions.

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Track Listing

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Badra of Mari and Djarai A mixed group 1:53
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102
Badra of Mari and Djarai A mixed group 2:35
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103
Badra of Mari and Djarai A mixed group 3:39
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104
Modern Dance Song from Dumir Visitors from Dumir 2:23
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105
Badra Songs from Yauga Two men stick dancers and drummers 5:51
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106
War Song from Buzi Male singers, Guiga 1:14
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107
Harvest Dance Song from Buzi A group of men 1:04
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108
Harvest Dance Song from Buzi A group of men 0:55
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109
Badra Song from Buzi A group of men 0:58
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110
Badra Song from Buzi A group of men 0:57
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111
Badra Song from Buzi Amadu, Guiga, and Yabba 1:59
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112
Badra Song from Buzi Amadu, Guiga, and Yabba 2:26
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113
Hunting Song from Buzi Hunting Party 2:12
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114
Burari Solo -- Flute Solo Subam 0:44
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115
Burari Solo - Flute Solo Subam 1:25
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116
Burari Solo - Flute Solo Girao 1:07
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117
Darombi Solo - Jew's Harp Solo Amadu 4:00
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118
Tataro solo - Bundled Panpipe Solo Amadu 3:07
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119
Modern Dance Song from Buzi Amadu, Guiga, and Yabba 2:22
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120
Modern Dance Song by a Parema Man Mixed singers 0:36
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121
The Language of Dumir Guiga 1:20
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122
The Owera Language A fifteen-year-old girl 0:49
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123
Old Song from the Oriama River Enossa Waiganna 1:09
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124
Harvest Song from Buzi Amadu, Guiga, and Yabba 2:06
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Badra Song from Sigabadr Fifteen men with three drums 1:10
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Badra Song from Sigabadr Fifteen men with three drums 0:22

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