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Music of Indonesia 10: Music of Biak, Irian Jaya
Various Artists
Music of Indonesia 10: Music of Biak, Irian Jaya
Genres: World Music, Pop
 
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This album presents music for celebrations and church services on Biak Island in Irian Jaya. Wor songs, usually sung by choruses in seemingly chaotic, free-for-all style, were once central to traditional Biak society. Two ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Music of Indonesia 10: Music of Biak, Irian Jaya
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Label: Smithsonian Folkways
Original Release Date: 11/19/1996
Release Date: 11/19/1996
Genres: World Music, Pop
Style: Far East & Asia
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 093074042625

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This album presents music for celebrations and church services on Biak Island in Irian Jaya. Wor songs, usually sung by choruses in seemingly chaotic, free-for-all style, were once central to traditional Biak society. Two other genres have recently developed: church songs , sung here by women's choirs in churches and in secular performances; and yospan, string based music for dance parties.