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Music Of Indonesia 12: Gongs And Vocal Music From Sumatra
Various Artists
Music Of Indonesia 12: Gongs And Vocal Music From Sumatra
Genres: World Music, Pop
 
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Melodic gong ensembles and male singing with percussion are found throughout Sumatra. Two of each are heard here: West Sumatran talempong (in two contrasting forms): kulintang from Lampung, at the southern end of the islan...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Music Of Indonesia 12: Gongs And Vocal Music From Sumatra
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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: 093074042823

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Melodic gong ensembles and male singing with percussion are found throughout Sumatra. Two of each are heard here: West Sumatran talempong (in two contrasting forms): kulintang from Lampung, at the southern end of the island; the choral didong songs of the Gayo in Aceh; and Salawat dulang, competitive duet singing from west Sumatra that surprisingly uses popular songs as a vehicle for commenting on points of Islamic doctrine. 73 minutes. "Part of a monumental and enjoyable series....Documents gong music that has riffs as concise and propulsive as dance tracks."-New York Times
 

CD Reviews

Gongs and an exciting vocal piece
09/04/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Most of the selections are quick pieces played on row gongs, but the last vocal duet is a gas!"