Musics of the Earth: Astonishing and Rare Instruments CD
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.
This album is part of the UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music. More than 125 albums are being re-released by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings to make the series publicly available again, including a dozen never-released albums of musical traditions from around the globe.
1. CÔTE D'IVOIRE: Music of a guardian spirit - 3:57
2. BENIN: Music in praise of Oru Suru (extract) - 4:21
3. NIGER: Pakapaka (extract) - 1:30
4. CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Nzombi (Music for the return from a hunt) (extract) - 0:58
5. CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Eci ameya (Song for the cult of the twins) - 1:48
6. SUDAN: Al Shammasha - 2:02
7. YEMEN: Hakfat (extract) - 3:46
8. AFGHANISTAN: Chahârbaiti - 2:46
9. BADAKHSHAN: Uyman tartur, Oyimcha, Takanja dandun nars (I love your little teeth) (extract) - 1:15
10. UZBEKISTAN: Hafif-i segah - 4:45
11. KURDISH MUSIC: Mawal wa raqsa (extract) - 4:18
12. INDIA: Svara Mandala - 3:08
13. LAOS: Lot Fay Tay Lang (The train goes down the track) - 3:11
14. 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 - 3:26
15. CAMBODIA: Bât Phléng Khlong & Saray Andèt (extract) - 3:09
16. JAVA: Tarawangsa (extract) - 4:53
17. BALI: Gambang Suling (extract) - 4:53
18. SOLOMON ISLANDS: Faa ta gwouna - 1:52
19. BRAZIL: Aije (The sound of the bull-roarers) - 1:54
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