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Music of Indonesia, Vol. 12: Gongs and Vocal Music from Sumatra

Various Artists
Music of Indonesia, Vol. 12: Gongs and Vocal Music from Sumatra

Melodic gong ensembles and male singing with percussion are found throughout Sumatra. Two of each are heard here: West Sumatran talempong (in two contrasting forms): kulintang from Lampung, at the southern end of the island; the choral didong songs of the Gayo in Aceh; and Salawat dulang, competitive duet singing from west Sumatra that surprisingly uses popular songs as a vehicle for commenting on points of Islamic doctrine. 73 minutes. "Part of a monumental and enjoyable series....Documents gong music that has riffs as concise and propulsive as dance tracks." — New York Times

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

Track Listing

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Sidi Talempong Pariangan Padang Panjang 4:18
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102
Talipuak Kampai Talempong Sikatuntuang Bunga Setangkai 3:07
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103
Pararakan Kuntu Talempong Unggan 5:11
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104
Ramo-ramo Tabang Tinggi Talempong Unggan 4:59
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105
Kutalu-talu Grup Kala Laut 9:52
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106
Lumut Grup Sinar Pagi 5:16
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107
Munalo Grup Kala Laut 4:53
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108
Tabuh Kenilu Sawik Group from Labuhan Maringgai 4:17
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109
Tabuh Cetik Group from Labuhan Maringgai 1:06
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110
Tabuh Samang Ngembuk Group from Labuhan Maringgai 0:52
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111
Tabuh Balau Serattau Group from Labuhan Maringgai 7:17
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112
Tanggak Salawat Dulang Kilek Barapi 22:29

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