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Music From Indonesia 17
Various Artists
Music From Indonesia 17
Genres: World Music, Pop
 
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Our second album on Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo) presents music from seven Dayak groups, three (out of four) provinces, and a variety of genres and ensembles. Many selections are devoted to the gong ensembles of Kalimant...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Music From Indonesia 17
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Smithsonian Folkways
Original Release Date: 11/17/1998
Release Date: 11/17/1998
Genres: World Music, Pop
Style: Far East & Asia
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 093074044421

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Album Description
Our second album on Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo) presents music from seven Dayak groups, three (out of four) provinces, and a variety of genres and ensembles. Many selections are devoted to the gong ensembles of Kalimantan, which are unlike either the large gamelon of Java and Bali or the interlocking gong ensembles of the southeastern region. Contrasting styles of choral singing are heard, as well as four rhythmically bewildering pieces for an ensemble of bamboo tubes struck together. The album closes with an unusual twenty-three minute overview of the music from a three-day curing ritual among the Ot Danum of the Melawi River region in West Kalimantan.