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Musics of the Earth: Astonishing and Rare Instruments

Various Artists
Musics of the Earth: Astonishing and Rare Instruments

For centuries, musicians from all parts of the world have crafted musical instruments using locally sourced materials. Nineteen examples of the music performed on these instruments make up the Musics of the Earth: Astonishing and Rare Instruments from the UNESCO Collection. The result is a dazzling array of instrumental music representing the music of peoples on the continents of South America, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific archipelago of the Solomon Islands.

The liner notes, in English and French, provide brief background information about each of the selections.

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This album is part of the UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music. More than 125 albums are being released by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings to make the series publicly available, including a dozen never-released albums of musical traditions from around the globe.

Track Listing

101
CÔTE D'IVOIRE: Music of a guardian spirit n/a 3:57
102
BENIN: Music in praise of Oru Suru (extract) n/a 4:21
103
NIGER: Pakapaka (extract) Mahamuudu, Hamma, Abdullaay 1:30
104
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Nzombi (Music for the return from a hunt) (extract) n/a 0:58
105
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Eci ameya (Song for the cult of the twins) n/a 1:48
106
SUDAN: Al Shammasha Sayid Abdul Rahman and his group, Madbis clan, Ganis Village, Berta Tribe 2:02
107
YEMEN: Hakfat (extract) Ismail Mohammed Khoureissan, Mansour el Qasaba 3:46
108
AFGHANISTAN: Chahârbaiti Abdullah 2:46
109
BADAKHSHAN: Uyman tartur, Oyimcha, Takanja dandun nars (I love your little teeth) (extract) Kanchi Bek 1:15
110
UZBEKISTAN: Hafif-i segah Matrasul Matyakubov 4:45
111
KURDISH MUSIC: Mawal wa raqsa (extract) Hamo Hassan Ra'sho, Mohammed Ahmed Ra'sho, Hussein Mohammed Ra'sho 4:18
112
INDIA: Svara Mandala Svami Dr.R. Parvatikar 3:08
113
LAOS: Lot Fay Tay Lang (The train goes down the track) Thao Salilath 3:11
114
VIETNAM: Improvised prelude in the modal nuance Bac of the Bac mode followed by the two short pieces of Binh Ban Van and Kim Tien Nguyên-Vinh-Bao, Tran Van Khê 3:26
115
CAMBODIA: Bât Phléng Khlong & Saray Andèt (extract) Srey-Kim 3:09
116
JAVA: Tarawangsa (extract) Pak Supria, Pak Amat 4:53
117
BALI: Gambang Suling (extract) Lebah, leader 4:53
118
SOLOMON ISLANDS: Faa ta gwouna Au Sisile Panpipe Ensemble 1:52
119
BRAZIL: Aije (The sound of the bull-roarers) The Bororo 1:54

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