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Music of Indonesia, Vol. 17: Kalimantan: Dayak Ritual and Festival Music

Various Artists
Music of Indonesia, Vol. 17: Kalimantan: Dayak Ritual and Festival Music

Our second album on Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo) presents music from seven Dayak groups, three (out of four) provinces, and a variety of genres and ensembles. Many selections are devoted to the gong ensembles of Kalimantan, which are unlike either the large gamelon of Java and Bali or the interlocking gong ensembles of the southeastern region. Contrasting styles of choral singing are heard, as well as four rhythmically bewildering pieces for an ensemble of bamboo tubes struck together. The album closes with an unusual 23-minute overview of the music from a three-day curing ritual among the Ot Danum of the Melawi River region in West Kalimantan.

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

Track Listing

101
Dance Song Singers of Desa Gemar Baru, Kenyah Omaqjalan 7:44
102
Gamal Muda Gong Ensemble of Dusun Tanjung 4:02
103
Gamal Tuha Gong Ensemble of Dusun Tanjung 3:16
104
Kanjan Gong Ensemble of Dusun Tanjung 2:12
105
Kalimantan Bamboo Senggayung Ensemble/Dusun T 1:37
106
Tumbak Bamboo Senggayung Ensemble/Dusun T 1:42
107
Kalait Cambung Bamboo Senggayung Ensemble/Dusun T 1:42
108
Sengkumang Bamboo Senggayung Ensemble/Dusun T 2:30
109
Kamang Siado (excerpt) Gong Ensemble of Desa Aur Sampuh 1:17
110
Tingkakok Gong Ensemble of Desa Aur Sampuh 2:29
111
Baramutn Gong Ensemble of Desa Aur Sampuh 1:25
112
Dayung Kiann (excerpt) Singers of Desa Datah Diaan 6:57
113
Buntaqng (excerpt) Gong Ensemble of Desa Mancong 1:29
114
Beliatn Sentiyu Suite (excerpt) Gong Ensemble of Desa Mancong 7:42
115
Ngerangkau (excerpt) Gong Ensemble of Dusun Pondok Lab 2:02
116
Bantang Lawai (excerpt) Gong Ensemble of Desa Kinarum 2:26
117
Overview of a Sakai Ohot Ritual - Timang 1 Singers of Nanga Sangkai 4:07
118
Overview of a Sakai Ohot Ritual - Timang 2 Singers of Nanga Sangkai 2:31
119
Overview of a Sakai Ohot Ritual - Timang 3 Singers of Nanga Sangkai 2:21
120
Overview of a Sakai Ohot Ritual - Kandan and Parung Singers of Nanga Sangkai 2:18
121
Overview of a Sakai Ohot Ritual - Timang 4 Singers of Nanga Sangkai 2:13
122
Overview of a Sakai Ohot Ritual - Drumming; singing in trance Singers of Nanga Sangkai 3:39
123
Overview of a Sakai Ohot Ritual - Drumming Singers of Nanga Sangkai 2:28
124
Overview of a Sakai Ohot Ritual - Final Timang Singers of Nanga Sangkai 3:01

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