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Music of Indonesia, Vol. 10: Music of Biak, Irian Jaya

Various Artists
Music of Indonesia, Vol. 10: Music of Biak, Irian Jaya

This album presents music for celebrations and church services on Biak Island in Irian Jaya. Wor songs, usually sung by choruses in seemingly chaotic, free-for-all style, were once central to traditional Biak society. Two other genres have recently developed: church songs, sung here by women's choirs in churches and in secular performances; and yospan, string based music for dance parties.

The published liner notes, along with corrections and supplementary materials, are available here.

Track Listing

101
Kankarèm Grup Ayfas 2:37
102
Morinkin Grup Ayfas 2:22
103
Kayob Grup Roruki 2:10
104
Kayob Réfo Grup Roruki 2:43
105
Dow Bésom Réfo Grup Mandèri 2:53
106
Sandia Grup Mandèri 2:22
107
Sandia Grup Ayfas 2:23
108
Béyusèr Korèri Singers from Ambroben 1:40
109
Béyusèr n/a 3:32
110
Béyusèr Réfo Grup Samséna 3:31
111
Béyusèr Grup Roruki 3:43
112
Béyusèr Grup Aryasi 4:40
113
Dun Snèr Grup Ayfus 2:38
114
Dow Mamun Réfo Grup Samséna 1:59
115
Armis Grup Mandèri 2:28
116
Randan Singers from Workrar & Rarwaena 2:57
117
Dow Bémun Wamé Grup Roruki 2:01
118
Yèndisaré Aimando Choir from Mara 3:24
119
Wos Réfo Choir from Sor 5:26
120
Ro Arwo Ibrin Choir from Sor 3:29
121
Yanadi Ma Yasuba - Dow Songgèr Choir from Sor 6:34
122
Mangani / Wopér Rum Sirèb / Swan Mowi / Mansrèn Imnis Kaku (medley) Grup Wambarèk 7:45

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