Collection : Australia & New Guinea [sélection]

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Australia & New Guinea [sélection]
Depositor / contributor
Lomax, Alan et al. (Ed.)
Document status
Recording context
Recording period
1949 - 1952
Year published
Access type
Columbia World Library Of Folk And Primitive Music
University of Sydney series (A. P. Elkin ed.), Australie et Nouvelle Guinée

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States / nations
Australie, Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée
Populations / social groups

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Elkin, A.P.; Dupeyrat A.P. ; Australian broadcasted comission
Columbia, Paris
Publisher collection
Columbia world library of folk and primitive music
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Restreint (enregistrement édité)

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A Voir (V/10)
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Compiled By, Edited By – Alan Lomax
Compiled By, Edited By [Assistant] – Robin Roberts
Other [Contributions By] – Australian Broadcasting Commission, The (tracks: Side A)
Recorded By – Australian Broadcasting Commission, The (tracks: Side B)
Recorded By, Edited By, Liner Notes – Dr. A.P. Elkin* (tracks: Side A)
Recorded By, Other [Contributions By], Liner Notes – Rev. A.P. Dupeyrat (tracks: Side B)

Side A - Australian Aboriginal Songs
Band 1
A1 Unknown Artist – The Walaka
Band 2
A2 Unknown Artist – The Waranggan
Band 3
A3 Unknown Artist – The Women's Tjarada
Band 4
A4 Unknown Artist – The Men's Tjarada
Band 5
A5 Unknown Artist – The Djerag
Band 6
A6 Unknown Artist – The Mulara, I
Band 7
A7 Unknown Artist – The Mulara, II
Band 8
A8 Unknown Artist – A Sacred Solo - The Crocodile
Band 9
A9 Gunwinggu Tribe – Gossip Songs
Band 10
A10 Djinba Tribe – The Ginbir
Band 11
A11 Unknown Artist – The Djedbangari
Band 12
A12 Djauan Men – The Wongga
Band 13
A13 Unknown Artist – The Morning "Call" Of Melville And Bathurst Islands
Band 14
A14.1 Brinken Tribe – Tjarada From The Daly River Region
A14.2 Unknown Artist – The Sacred Drum Of Western Arnhem Land
Side B - Songs From Eastern New Guinea
Band 1
B1 Vanimo People, The – Two Garden Songs
Band 2
B2 Unknown Artist – Pig Hunting Song, Aitape
Band 3
B3 Unknown Artist – Song From Bogia
Band 4
B4 Unknown Artist – Song From Karkar
Band 5
B5 Tami People, The – War Song From Tami Island
Band 6
B6 Wabaga, The – Trade Song, The Wabaga
Band 7
B7 Baniara People, The – A Feast Song From The Baniara
Band 8
B8 Orokaiva People, The – Songs From The Orokaiva
Band 9
B9 Unknown Artist – Bio, A Solo Song From Hanuabada
Band 10
B10.1 Roro Girl – Aroba
B10.2 Unknown Artist – Papura Huika
Band 11
B11.1 Gerebi Woman – Love Magic Song
B11.2 Kunimaipa People, The – Cannibal Song
Band 12
B12 Kunimaipa People, The – Dance Song
Band 13
B13.1 Luciano Mange – Lyric Song Of The Fuyuge
B13.2 Luciano Mange – Kuni Song N° 1
Band 14
B14 Luciano Mange – Kuni Song N° 2
Band 15 & 16
B15 & B16 Tawade People, The – Two Songs Of The Tawade People
Band 17
B17.1 Unknown Artist – Song From Lake Murray Region
B17.2 Unknown Artist – Song From The Central Highlands

Label Code (Both Sides): KL-208
Label Code (Both Sides): KL 4945
Label Code (Side A): (x"Lp" 9457)
Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout): XLP--9457-1B
Label Code (Side B): (x"Lp" 9458)
Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout): XLP 9458-1C
Record writer
Monique Desprez
Last modification
Jan. 7, 2014, 8:39 a.m.
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Disque 33 t (3M) ; Ø 30 cm

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Columbia World Library of Folk and Primitive Music: "Australia & New Guinea"
"Volume 5 of the World Library has one side dedicated to aboriginal tribal music of Australia and the other to music of New Guinea. Aboriginal people, or Indigenous Australians as they want to be called, are one of the oldest people in the world, and this recordings of traditional tribal music represent man's music in its most "primitive" form. When listening to this recordings, it's important to know that this music is just one element of a whole system of expression that includes body gestures, paintings, etc... and that it serves tribal functions, mystical beliefs and the profound inter-relations between Man and Nature. The most important features of the music are singing along with rhythm provided by various sticks and drums and the famous didgeridoo, a hollow tube of wood played by blowing into it with a vibrating movement of the lips. New Guinea is one of the largest island in the world with a population of a thousand different tribes with an equivalent amount of different languages and dialects. The recordings were made with different tribes in Eastern New Guinea and in the Papua territory of the island." (World's Jukebox)
Lomax, Alan et al. (Ed)


Title Digitized Recordist Location Year of recording Code
Australia & New Guinea [sélection] A01 Australie DI.1955.016.005A01
Australia & New Guinea [sélection] B01 Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée DI.1955.016.005B01