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Music Of Indonesia 8: Vocal And Instrumental Music Of East And Central Flores
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Music Of Indonesia 8: Vocal And Instrumental Music Of East And Central Flores
Genres: World Music, Pop
 
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These 1993 and 1994 recordings present the virtually unknown, rich, and highly diverse singing traditions from the eastern regions of the island of Flores, an island east of Bali. Among the wonderful traditions presented h...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Music Of Indonesia 8: Vocal And Instrumental Music Of East And Central Flores
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Label: Smithsonian Folkways
Original Release Date: 11/16/1995
Re-Release Date: 11/21/1995
Genres: World Music, Pop
Style: Far East & Asia
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 093074042427

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These 1993 and 1994 recordings present the virtually unknown, rich, and highly diverse singing traditions from the eastern regions of the island of Flores, an island east of Bali. Among the wonderful traditions presented here are polyphonic singing styles strikingly similar to some Balkan music, large powerful choruses from Sikka, music for double flute, gong and drum ensembles. Extensive notes and map. 70 minutes. "Each volume is an education in itself."-Request

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