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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

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