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Symphony of Nature

Various Artists
Symphony of Nature

This international collection presents songs from Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania, and the Caribbean invoking and honoring the natural world. Musical interpretations of our earth range from poetic allusions to life in the Cuban countryside, to explicit descriptions of a Vanuatu coastline, to imitations of the wind on a Japanese flute. The recording also includes songs to accompany dancing, swimming, fishing, grain harvesting, picking flowers for lovers, and artificially inseminating the date palm tree.

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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

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CUBA: Mi tierra es asi Cucalambe Ensemble 3:58
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TURKMENISTAN: Gümmür-gümmürlendi (Mountains are trembling) Pirdzhan Moshchyev, Mätzhan Annagulyev 4:45
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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Bosobè (Song and dance of a diviner-healer) (extract) n/a 2:59
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VANUATU: Kaimata n/a 1:54
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CHINA: Huan lo ts'ao yuan (Happiness upon the grassy plain) Tsui Wah-Nam 3:54
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106
TURKEY: Yucelerden Seyreyled Im Dostun Izini (From high above I have followed the footprints of my beloved) Ali Ekber Cicek 2:31
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CHINA: Liushui (Flowing Waters) (extract) Guan Pinghu 4:15
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108
BULGARIA: Harvest song n/a 3:14
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BYELORUSSIA: Harvest song Fayna Olesich, Watalya Andreykoviets, Heema Doroshevich, Tatiana Fedorova 1:03
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BAHRAIN: Bahri (extract) n/a 3:47
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111
CAMEROON: The water drum (extract) n/a 1:31
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112
VIET NAM: Phong xuy trich liêu (The wind blows and bends the weeping willow) Mong Trung, Trân Vân Khê 4:09
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MONGOLIA: View over the Kherelen River Batbayar 2:58
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PORTUGAL: Macelada (Picking Camomile) n/a 2:03
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115
BENIN: Musotie, harvest dance n/a 3:12
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ALGERIA: Song for the insemination of the date palm n/a 2:02
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117
CAMEROON: Music for the Nganga Dance (extract) n/a 2:57
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118
FRANCE: Sur le pont d'Auron Jean Blanchard 3:26
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JAPAN: Aiolos (extract) Sylvie Beltrando, Pierre-Yves Artaud 2:39

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