This collection, which dates from circa 1961-2006, contains audiorecordings from the UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music of the World, as well as related business records. Includes recordings of tradition and sacred music from Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Malawi, Niger, Sudan, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Peru, Afghanistan, Australia, Cambodia, China, Korea, the Solomon Islands, India, Bali, Java, Japan, Laos, Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Thailand, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Morocco, Oman, Syria, and Turkey.
The UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music of the World included more than a hundred pioneering audio recordings of the world's traditional music published from 1961 to 2003 on a number of different recording labels. The series was launched in 1961 in collaboration with ethnomusicologist Alain Daniélou (1907-1994) and the International Music Council (created by UNESCO in 1949). The recordings in the Collection are mostly field recordings made in situ, in their original context. Each recording is accompanied by scholarly annotations and photographs. Together, these discs are a reflection of the immense variety of music making and of the position music holds within cultures around the globe.
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108 The Red Mountain Ash / Rosa Jouk, Lioudmilla Tchijouk, Maria Dorodko. Ukrainian language.
109 Round: Spring Dance / Tatiana Orlenin, Nadeshda Shogol.
110 Slow melody from Thrace / Ianka Rupkina. Bulgarian language.
111 Zauerl (sung in the Inn) / Ernst Pfa.ndler.
112 Three katajjait from Baffin Land / Elijah Pudloo Mageeta, Quanak Martha Meekeega, Napache Samaejuk Pootogook, Napache Etidloie Toonoo.
113 Roiroa (women's song).
114 Buyeni: Kamwana kamwani (Somebody's little child)/ Kaya wiyo / Chewa dialect.
115 Nagara- Music of the Blue Nile Province / Lyre,Gourd.
116 Dikoboda sombe (Hut song).
118 Ye zame andero (war chant).
119 Song for grinding millet.
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
Paris, France Audivis 1972
Compact disc. Compilation of songs recorded worldwide, sung in their original languages. Previously released. Program notes in English and French (15 p.) inserted in container.
Restrictions on access. Listening only. No Duplication Allowed.