Corpus : Folkways Records et Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Folkways Records et Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Enregistrements sonores publiés par le Label Folkways Records (1948), qui devient Smithsonian Folkways Recordings en 1987.
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Music of the Sioux and Navajo CNRSMH_E_1949_003_001
Music of the Sioux and Navajo CNRSMH_E_1949_003_002
Music of the Sioux and the Navajo CNRSMH_E_1949_003_003
Music of the Sioux and the Navajo CNRSMH_E_1949_003_004
Music of Equatorial Africa [coffret de 4 disques édités]
Drum music, drums of Haiti CNRSMH_E_1949_003_009
Drum music, drums of Haiti CNRSMH_E_1949_003_010
Drum music, drums of Haiti CNRSMH_E_1949_003_011
Drum music, drums of Haiti CNRSMH_E_1949_003_012
Music of Indonesia [4 Disques] An archipelago of over seventeen thousand islands, Indonesia has developed a rich and diverse musical culture influenced by the various ethnic and religious groups which have settled there. The first track, “Ile-Ile”, is a striking Batak (non-Muslim Indonesian from Sumatra) melody featuring the gambang, a wooden xylophone, while “Lagu Babar Lajar” showcases the Javanese Gamelan influence on Indonesian music, and is said to “accompany the dance of a warrior.” CNRSMH_E_1949_007_001
Folk Music of Palestine [4 Disques] CNRSMH_E_1949_007_005
Music of Peru [4 Disques] CNRSMH_E_1950_006_001
Music of Cuba [4 Disques] CNRSMH_E_1950_006_005
Folk Music of the Middle East [4 Disques] CNRSMH_E_1952_005_001
Folk music of the Ukraine [3 Disques] CNRSMH_E_1952_005_005
Religious Music of the Falashas (Jews of Ethiopia) [2 Disques]
Folk Music of Ethiopia [4 Disques]
Music of India [4 Disques] CNRSMH_E_1952_005_018
Negro Folk Music of Alabama, Vol. 1 : Secular Music [4 disques] CNRSMH_E_1952_005_022
Negro Folk Music of Alabama, Vol. 2 : Religious Music [4 disques] CNRSMH_E_1952_005_026
Readings from the Ramayana: In Sanskrit Bhagavad Gita CNRSMH_E_1952_005_030
Music of Southeast Asia This collection of Music of Southeast Asia features both the popular and traditional music of Myanmar, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, China and Laos and captures the influence, and in certain cases the rejection, of the Western musical tradition on the music of this region. CNRSMH_E_1954_004_001
Music of South Arabia This collection of Music of South Arabia was recorded of a meeting of Bedouin tribesmen in the Western Desert and of Southern Yemenite folk songs from Aden. The music recorded during the tribesmen meeting “ gives a general picture of the festive nature of such a gathering” at which sword dances are performed and gun salutes may occur. The songs of the Yemenite Jews on this album showcase the light-hearted ceremonial music performed at a wedding or bris. CNRSMH_E_1954_004_002
Folk and classical music of Korea CNRSMH_E_1954_004_003
Music of the American Indians of the Southwest CNRSMH_E_1954_004_004
Music of India : Traditional & Classical
African and Afro-american music CNRSMH_E_1955_018_001
Indian Music of the Upper Amazon CNRSMH_E_1955_019_001
Songs and Dances of the Flathead Indians CNRSMH_E_1956_014_001
Drums of the Yoruba of Nigeria This collection of Nigerian drum music demonstrates the rich textures of the three-legged sacred Igbin drums which one plays with hands and sticks, the Dundun or pressure drum which plays not only rhythm but melody, and the two-toned Bata drums which are unique to the Yoruba people. CNRSMH_E_1956_015_001
The Baoule of the Ivory Coast CNRSMH_E_1958_011_001
African music CNRSMH_E_1958_011_002
Burmese Folk and Traditional Music CNRSMH_E_1960_009_001
Music from Petauke of Northern Rhodesia, Vol. 1 From beer songs to work songs and lullabies—and much in between—here is music from the Nsenga people of Petauke, in what is now called Zambia. CNRSMH_E_1962_008_001
The Demonstration Collection of E.M. von Hornbostel and the Berlin Phonogramm-Archiv CNRSMH_E_1963_002_001
Music of the Magindanao in the Philippines CNRSMH_E_1964_004_001
Folk Music of Ethiopia Recorded in the Tigrai and Shoa Provinces and in the Gura Valley, this collection of Folk Music of Ethiopia actually represents not only Ethiopian music but the music of Eritrea and the Sudan. Several of the recordings feature traditional Ethiopian instruments from the string family including the begenna, the tcherawata, and the masonquo, along with the coboro, kettledrum and traditional Ethiopian flutes. CNRSMH_E_1965_001_001
Folk Music of Palestine CNRSMH_E_1965_001_002
Folk music of Rumania CNRSMH_E_1965_001_003
Music of South Arabia This collection of Music of South Arabia was recorded of a meeting of Bedouin tribesmen in the Western Desert and of Southern Yemenite folk songs from Aden. CNRSMH_E_1965_001_004
Folk music of Pakistan
Folk Music of the Western Congo CNRSMH_E_1965_001_006
Songs of the Watutsi CNRSMH_E_1965_001_007
Songs and Pipes of the Hebrides CNRSMH_E_1965_001_008
Maori Songs of New Zealand CNRSMH_E_1965_001_009
The Eskimos of Hudson Bay and Alaska CNRSMH_E_1965_001_010
Music from South Asia
Sorti en 1957, cette collection de chansons est seulement un petit échantillon de la vaste diversité culturelle et musicale à trouver en Asie du Sud. Diverses formes à la fois du style hindou plus ancien et du style musulman plus moderne sont représentées sur ce disque. Les notes d'accompagnement comprennent de brèves explications sur le développement des diverses formes de musique présentes en Asie du Sud, ainsi que des informations détaillées sur les chansons. CNRSMH_E_1965_001_011
Folk Music of the Amami Islands This disc presents the distinctive folk music of the Amami Archipelego in Japan. Amami dialects, folktales, and traditions, although recognizable to someone familiar with Japanese culture, reflect the islands’ historical separation. Folk Songs of the Amami Islands presents several individual vocal performances accompanied by the jyabisen, a three-stringed plucked lute. Along with songs recounting various folktales and customs, there are also lullabies and children’s songs sung unaccompanied by some performers. CNRSMH_E_1965_001_012
Japanese Buddhist Ritual CNRSMH_E_1965_001_013
The Pygmies of the Ituri Forest CNRSMH_E_1965_001_014
Temiar Dream Music of Malaya CNRSMH_E_1965_001_015
Folk Music of Liberia CNRSMH_E_1965_001_016
Hanunóo Music from the Philippines CNRSMH_E_1965_001_017
Kurdish Folk Songs and Dances Recorded by American archeologist Ralph S. Solecki in 1953 during excavation in the mountains of Kurdistan, this collection of Kurdish folk songs and dances features the two barreled reed flute, a drum, and various local singers. CNRSMH_E_1965_001_018
Negro Folk Music of Alabama, Vol. 3 : Rich Amerson - 1 CNRSMH_E_1965_001_019
Negro Folk Music of Alabama, Vol. 4 : Rich Amerson - 2 CNRSMH_E_1965_001_020
Negro Folk Music of Alabama, Vol. 5 : Spirituals This album is the fifth in a series of volumes dedicated to " American negro music," showcasing spirituals performed by Dock Reed (1878-1958) and Vera Hall Ward (1902-1964). CNRSMH_E_1965_001_021
Negro Folk Music of Alabama, Vol. 6 : Ring Game Songs and Others This sixth volume begins with ring and line games which were recorded at various rural Alabama schools. They are followed by miscellaneous children's songs, work songs, blues, hymns, and relatively modern gospel songs. CNRSMH_E_1965_001_022
Music of the Ituri Forest Recorded in the 1950s by prominent cultural anthropologist Colin Turnbull, Music of the Ituri Forest is a study in the lives and traditions of the BaMbuti, a nomadic people from the Ituri Forest of northeastern Congo. In a society with no chiefs or councils, the BaMbuti share responsibilities, including those of music-making. Each individual in a group sings one or two notes that, in circulation, build into melodies and harmonies. Instruments such as the likembe (thumb piano) accompany solo voice, while the mgungu gong (slit gong) helps ground mounting call-and-response choruses. CNRSMH_E_1965_001_023
Songs and Dances of Puerto Rico CNRSMH_E_1965_001_024
Caribbean Rhythms CNRSMH_E_1965_001_025
Indian Music of the Southwest Recorded and produced by Laura Boulton (1899–1980), an American ethnomusicologist, this collection of songs includes music from rituals in several tribes from Arizona, New Mexico, and the northern region of Mexico. CNRSMH_E_1965_001_026
Indian Music of Mexico CNRSMH_E_1965_001_027
Mushroom Ceremony of the Mazatec Indians of Mexico CNRSMH_E_1965_001_028
The Music of the Diola-Fogny of the Casamance, Senegal CNRSMH_E_1966_008_001
Indian Music of the Pacific Northwest Coast Dr. Ida Halpern (1910–1987), an Austrian-born Canadian musicologist, collected these tracks from several tribes along the British Columbia coast. Songs of the Kwakiutl are the most prevalent here, but also included are the Ucuelet, Toquaht tribes, with informants from the Nootka and Das Nak Dwak tribes as well. CNRSMH_E_1968_002_001
Kurdish Folk Music from Western Iran Recorded by ethnomusicologist Dieter Christensen and his wife, this album focuses on the folk songs of Kurds living in western Iran in the early 1960s. CNRSMH_E_1968_002_002
Songs from the Out-Ports of Newfoundland Most of the songs on this record are from the "out-ports" of the Avalon peninsula of Newfoundland, settled by Irish immigrants during the Great Famine. Folklorist MacEdward Leach describes this record as "a sampling of what one would hear sitting in an out-port kitchen after supper was cleared away. The neighbors would drift in, ease themselves on the benches around the walls, get pipes going, discuss all the events of the day -- the state of the weather, the luck with the fish." CNRSMH_E_1968_002_003
The Lyrebird : A Documentary Study of Its Song Hear the beautiful songs of the lyrebird, long recognized as the "greatest mimic in the world," recorded near Melbourne, Australia, by ornithologist K.C. Halafoff and Peter Bruce. CNRSMH_E_1968_002_004
Songs of Aboriginal Australia and Torres Strait CNRSMH_E_1968_002_005
Afro-Hispanic Music from Western Colombia and Ecuador CNRSMH_E_1968_002_006
The Baoule of the Ivory Coast CNRSMH_E_1969_004_001
Anthology of Brazilian Indian Music: Karajá, Javahé, Kraho, Tukuna, Juruna, Suyá, Trumai Shukarramãe CNRSMH_E_1969_007_001
Tunisia Volume 2 : Religious songs and cantillations Enregistré en 1960, il s'agit du deuxième volume d'une collection d'enregistrements de terrain réalisés par l'anthropologue allemand Wolfgang Laade en Tunisie, un pays d'Afrique du Nord. La collection comprend de la musique rituelle des nombreuses sectes musulmanes du pays - des communautés arabo-berbères et des communautés de descendants d'esclaves noirs amenés d'Afrique australe - ainsi que de la musique rituelle de la communauté juive de l'île de Djerba. CNRSMH_E_1969_018_001
Tunisia Volume 3 : Folk Music Enregistré en 1960, il s'agit du troisième volume d'une collection d'enregistrements de terrain réalisés par l'anthropologue allemand Wolfgang Laade en Tunisie, un pays d'Afrique du Nord. CNRSMH_E_1969_018_002
Music of Thailand CNRSMH_E_1969_018_003
Songs and Music of Tibet CNRSMH_E_1969_018_004
Folk and Classical Music of Korea CNRSMH_E_1969_018_005
Religious of Asia
«De l’Inde à Taiwan, des chants nus de l’islam à l’absence de chant dans le culte jaïniste, la musique et la prière dévotionnelles révèlent la diversité des traditions religieuses asiatiques. La continuité des pratiques religieuses asiatiques est également révélée, les rituels bouddhistes étant filtrés à travers les traditions musicales et les instruments des lieux jusqu’au Népal et en Chine. Accompagnés des bruits ambiants de la vie quotidienne, les enregistrements capturent la réalité et la vitalité des prières, des chants, des chants de dévotion, des processions et des célébrations qui caractérisent la pratique des religions asiatiques disparates.» (Cf. Site du Smithsonian Folways Recordings) CNRSMH_E_1969_018_006
Ragas: Songs of India
«Sur ce disque, le Balakrishna de Travancore chante des ragas en tamoul, en sanskrit, en hindi et en telugu, accompagnés par Anand Mohan sur sitar et tabla. Ces ragas, qui suivent des modes mélodiques spécifiques utilisés dans la musique classique du sud de l'Inde, sont des chants de louange ou de dévotion à Dieu.» (Cf. site de Folkways Records) CNRSMH_E_1969_018_007
Indian Music of the Canadian Plains Recorded by eminent Canadian ethnomusicologist Ken Peacock for the National Museum of Canada, this recording features the music of the Cree, Assiniboine, Blood, and Blackfoot tribes of the Canadian Plains. CNRSMH_E_1970_013_021
Music of Vietnam CNRSMH_E_1971_009_001
Music from Petauke of Northern Rhodesia, Vol. 2 CNRSMH_E_1971_009_003
Music of the Jos Plateau and Other Regions of Nigeria CNRSMH_E_1971_009_005
Music of the Mende of Sierra Leone CNRSMH_E_1971_009_006
Folk Music of the Mediterranean CNRSMH_E_1971_009_007
Folk Music from Italy CNRSMH_E_1971_009_008
Arabic and Druse Music CNRSMH_E_1971_021_002
Selk'nam (Ona) Chants of Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
Enregistrements sonores de chants de la population indienne Selk'nam en Terre de feu (Argentine), collectés en 1966 par l'anthropologue franco-américaine Anne Chapman auprès de Lola Kiepja, femme shaman et dernière indienne selk'nam. L. Kiepja interprète des chants chamaniques, de guerre, des lamentations et berceuses (a capella). CNRSMH_E_1972_014_001
Folk Songs and Music from Malta CNRSMH_E_1973_004_005
Lappish Joik Songs from Northern Norway CNRSMH_E_1973_004_006
Tunisia Volume 1 : The Classical Arab-Andalusian Music of Tunis Travail de terrain réalisé par Wolfgang Laade en 1960. Après la montée de l'islam au 7ème siècle, la musique arabe classique s'est développée dans les villes et plus tard dans les cours andalouses musulmanes (maures) de Séville, Grenade et Cordoue. À partir du XIIIe siècle, la reconquista chrétienne d'Espagne a conduit les musulmans en Afrique du Nord, où ces styles locaux ont pris racine. Wolfgang Laade explique dans ses notes liminaires que l'objectif de la musique de Tunis influencée par Séville et présentée ici est la reproduction exacte du répertoire traditionnel CNRSMH_E_1973_004_011
Traditional Music of Peru CNRSMH_E_1973_004_013
Music of Peru CNRSMH_E_1973_004_014
Classical Music of Iran, Vol. 1: The Dastgah Systems CNRSMH_E_1973_004_027
Korea: Vocal and Instrumental Music CNRSMH_E_1973_004_028
Songs of Assam, Uttar Pradesh and the Andamans «Cet enregistrement, réalisé par le département d'anthropologie du gouvernement indien et publié par Folkways en 1960, est une introduction à la musique de village dans le nord-est de l'Inde. La plupart des morceaux sont principalement sur des chansons d'Assam, avec des enregistrements des villages de Mebo, Balek et Damroh dans les collines d'Abor et de Kohima dans les collines de Naga. Il y a aussi deux enregistrements par le peuple Jansari de l'Uttar Pradesh et l'un des chants dans les îles Andaman. Les notes de liner contiennent des explications et un contexte pour chacune des chansons, ainsi que des traductions en anglais des paroles.» (source : site du Smithsonian Folkway Recordings. Chansons de l'Assam, de l'Uttar Pradesh et des Andamans [En ligne]. Consulté le 22 juin 2018) CNRSMH_E_1973_004_030
Murut Music of North Borneo CNRSMH_E_1973_004_034
The Way of Eiheiji: Zen-Buddhist Ceremony CNRSMH_E_1973_004_035
Songs and Dances of Switzerland This compilation brings together an array of traditional Swiss music featuring "Folk Dances, village orchestras, yodeling, choruses, hackbrett, alpine horn and Bell-tree." The songs are recorded live and capture a fun spirit with occasional audience noises such as laughter or the stomping feet of the dancing performers that adds additional rhythmic depth to the songs. CNRSMH_E_1973_004_036
Music of Afghanistan CNRSMH_E_1973_023_002
Music of Indonesia CNRSMH_E_1973_023_017
Music of Indonesia CNRSMH_E_1973_023_018
Songs and Dances of Nepal CNRSMH_E_1975_010_010
Ameridian Music of Chile: Aymara, Qaqashqar, Mapuche CNRSMH_E_1976_006_001
The Black Caribs of Honduras CNRSMH_E_1977_004_016
Selk'nam (Ona) Chants of Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, Vol. 2
Enregistrements sonores de chants de la population indienne Selk'nam en Terre de feu (Argentine), collectés en 1966 par l'anthropologue franco-américaine Anne Chapman auprès de Lola Kiepja, femme shaman et dernière indienne selk'nam. L. Kiepja interprète divers types de chants a capella. CNRSMH_E_1978_001_001
Islamic Liturgy : song and dance at a meeting of dervishes CNRSMH_E_1978_005_013
Drums of Thailand CNRSMH_E_1978_005_015
Music of a Sherpa Village CNRSMH_E_1978_005_020
Music of the Ukraine CNRSMH_E_1978_005_021
Italian Folk Music, vol. 5 : Naples and Campania CNRSMH_E_1978_005_022
Italian Folk Music, vol. 1 : Piedmont, Emelia, Lombardy CNRSMH_E_1978_005_023
Folk Songs and Dances of Iran CNRSMH_E_1978_005_024
Polynesian Dances of Bellona (Mungiki), Solomon Islands Recorded in 1974 in Honiara, the capital of the Solomon Islands, Polynesian Dances of Bellona (Mungiki) chronicles a renaissance of ceremonial songs and dances that were banned by Christian missionaries in the 1940s. Included are historic dances such as the suahongi, which is performed after a ritual distribution ceremony (manga’e) in which men share the surplus harvest from fishing and gardening with the rest of the village. CNRSMH_E_1979_001_001
Sufi Ceremony: Rifa' Ceremony of the Eleventh Day of Rabi-L-Achien Honouring Abdul Hadir Beker CNRSMH_E_1979_008_001
Bedouin Music of Southern Sinai CNRSMH_E_1980_003_001
Morasha : Traditional Jewish Musical Heritage CNRSMH_E_1980_003_002
Cambodia: Traditional Music CNRSMH_E_1980_003_003
The Living, Dead and Dying: Music of the New Guinea Wape Recorded over an 18-month period spanning 1970 and 1971, anthropologist William E. Mitchell documents a people struggling with famine and disease. To combat their struggle, they hold curing festivals, sing demon chants, and conduct other musical remedies. This field recording consists of songs from these events, as well as a number of typical routines and rituals of the Wape people, such as the burning of bamboo trees to clear out unwanted fog that settles in villages. CNRSMH_E_1980_003_004
Pre-Columbian Instruments of Mexico CNRSMH_E_1981_011_001
Navagraha Kṛtis (The 9 Planets) ; Cāturdas̕a Rāgamālika (The 14 Worlds) ; Srī Gurunā CNRSMH_E_1981_012_034
Music from South India : Kerala CNRSMH_E_1981_012_036
Music of the Haut Oyapok : Oyampi and Emerillon Indians, French Guiana, South America CNRSMH_E_1982_008_001
Traditional Women's Music from Ghana: Ewe, Fanti, Ashanti and Dagomba CNRSMH_E_1983_008_005
Polynesian Songs and Games from Bellona (Mungiki), Solomon Islands Polynesian Songs and Games features songs from Bellona, a small island south of the Solomon Island chain. The music of Bellona favors vocal arrangements accompanied by the sparse percussive rhythms of sounding boardings and clapping. CNRSMH_E_1983_008_016
A Cry from the Earth: Music of the North American Indians CNRSMH_E_1983_010_001
Folk Songs of Ontario This 1958 recording by Edith Fulton Fowke is a collection of folksongs from the province of Ontario sung by a myriad of traditional singers. Until Fowke began collecting these in the 1950’s, most had never been heard by a general audience. Though a large portion of the songs on this recording come from the Irish-Canadians of the Peterborough region, many other songs trace their influence back to American and British roots. These stirring compositions cover everything from lumber-jacking to murdering to the married life. CNRSMH_E_1983_010_007
Music of Zaire, Peoples of the Ngiri River, Vol. 1: Libinza CNRSMH_E_1984_005_009
Music of Zaire, Peoples of the Nigiri River, Vol. 2: Bodjaba, Bamwe, Djamba CNRSMH_E_1984_005_010
Music of the Dagomba from Ghana CNRSMH_E_1984_005_011
Now Is the Time for Fishing CNRSMH_E_1984_008_001
Anthology of Portuguese Music, Vol. 1: Tras-Os-Montes CNRSMH_E_1984_008_002
Anthology of Portuguese Music, Vol. 2: Algarve CNRSMH_E_1984_008_003
Music of Lesotho Music of Lesotho is a compilation by Bill Wood from recordings made between 1972 and 1975, when Wood was teaching at a secondary school in the Mafeteng District of Lesotho. The music in this recording excludes religious and choral music in favor of the traditional repertoire of the Basotho people. CNRSMH_E_1984_008_004
Folk Music of Ghana CNRSMH_E_1984_008_005
Traditional Chilean Songs CNRSMH_E_1984_008_007
Traditional Songs of Mexico CNRSMH_E_1984_008_008
Mexico South: Traditional Songs and Dances from the Isthmus of Tehuantepec CNRSMH_E_1984_008_010
Sacred Guitar and Violin Music of the Modern Aztecs CNRSMH_E_1984_008_011
Folk Songs of Mexico CNRSMH_E_1984_008_012
Folk Songs of the Philippines Luz Morales, a Filipino soprano, performs traditional songs and children’s songs, with a guitar for harmony. This 1960 album contains songs in several Filipino languages, including Tagalog, Ilocano, Visayan, and Panpango. CNRSMH_E_1984_008_013
Yiddish Folk Songs CNRSMH_E_1984_010_002
Cante Jondo : Flamenco Music This 1963 recording showcases traditional songs in a deeply moving vocal flamenco style, cante jondo, performed by singer Chinin de Triana and guitar accompanist Emilio Bonet. CNRSMH_E_1984_010_017
Folk Music of Greece CNRSMH_E_1984_010_018
Modern Greek Heroic Oral Poetry CNRSMH_E_1984_010_019
Villancicos: Spanish Christmas Songs for Children The villancico is a Spanish poetic and musical form that was popular from the late 15th to 18th century. In the 20th century, the term more commonly means "Christmas carol." Today, in Spanish-speaking countries the singing of villancicos is a favorite form of musical expression during Advent and Nativity. This recording of villancicos features the 17-girl choir at the Bella Vista Children’s Home in Panama City, Panama. CNRSMH_E_1984_016_003
Songs and Dances of Haiti CNRSMH_E_1984_016_011
Folk Music of Haiti CNRSMH_E_1984_016_012
Music from Mozambique, Vol. 2 : Chopi Timbila CNRSMH_E_1984_017_006
Music From Mozambique, Vol. 3 CNRSMH_E_1984_017_007
Wolof Music of Senegal and the Gambia CNRSMH_E_1984_017_009
Teahouse Music of Afghanistan Afghanistan’s teahouses are a bustling center not only for socializing and business, but also for performing and entertaining. Teahouses serve as the main stage for most of Afghanistan’s musicians. Afghanistan’s distinct South Asian flavor of traditional “teahouse” music is presented in this recording of musicians from the Radio Afghanistan orchestra. CNRSMH_E_1984_017_010
Folk Music of the U.S.S.R. : Europe CNRSMH_E_1984_017_023
Folk Music of the U.S.S.R. : Middle East Asia CNRSMH_E_1984_017_024
The Kobza : songs and tunes played on the Kobza and sung in Ukrainian by Paul Konoplenko-Zaporozetz CNRSMH_E_1984_017_025
Religious Music of the Falashas (Jews of Ethiopia) This album features the religious music of Ethiopian Jews, known as Falashas. While most Falashas--and Ethiopians in general--speak Amharic, the tracks on this album are in Geez. CNRSMH_E_1985_003_003
Negro Folk Music of Africa and America The 24 selections included in the 1951 compilation “Negro Folk Music of Africa and America” provide a sample of musical styles from Africa, and the African diaspora in South America, the Caribbean, and the Southern United States. This anthology demonstrates the continuation of African musical traditions into The New World. CNRSMH_E_1985_003_005
Music of the Sioux and the Navajo CNRSMH_E_1985_003_007
Hagadah : Yemenite Passover The Jewish holiday of Passover (Pesach) commemorates and celebrates the exodus of the Jews from ancient Egypt. During the traditional Passover meal, the family reads, chants, and sings from the Hagadah, a Seder “guidebook” first formally compiled in the Middle Ages. Every family has its own traditions, however, and this recording documents the Seder as it was celebrated in Jerusalem by a family of Yemenite Jews in the 1950s. Arabic influence is pronounced, and the Yemeni-Jewish Hagadah includes some sections and songs not found in European and American versions, particularly during the final segment of the service. CNRSMH_E_1985_003_008
Kol Ha'shofar The Shofar, or ram’s horn, is one of the world’s oldest musical instruments with multiple mentions in the Old Testament. The Jewish community continues use of the Shofar to this day; it plays a central role in the observance of the Jewish high holidays including Rosh Hashanah (the New Year) and Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement). The Ba’al Tekiah, or practitioner of the instrument, is a specialist and held in high regard by the Jewish community. In this 1957 recording, David M. Hausdorff demonstrates the instrument’s basic sounds, rhythms, and combinations in addition to reciting the Jewish prayers, in Hebrew, associated with an instrument that continues to induce excitement and wonder. CNRSMH_E_1985_003_009
Music of Indonesia CNRSMH_E_1985_003_020
Japanese Buddhist Ritual This is a recording of the everyday sounds at the Nomanji Temple, a Buddhist temple in the Tendai sect located outside of Kawasaki. It includes the sounds of a temple bell, morning prayers, hymns, the drums and gongs of the temple, and a memorial service chant sung by a Buddhist nun. CNRSMH_E_1985_003_023
Folk and Traditional Music of Turkey CNRSMH_E_1985_003_027
Tribal Music of Australia [sélection] CNRSMH_E_1985_003_028
Chinese Classical Instrumental Music The Chinese Cultural Theater Group re-creates as closely as possible the highly crafted court and religious music that reached its peak during the T’ang Dynasty (seventh to tenth centuries AD). Musicians use traditional instruments, including the pi-p’a (a plucked string instrument similar to a mandolin), the hsiao (a flute-like instrument with a nasal quality), and the erh-hu (a two-stringed fiddle). CNRSMH_E_1985_003_037
Folk Music of Yugoslavia This compilation includes songs from the six republics of the former Yugoslavia, now independent countries Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia, Slovenia, Montenegro, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Geography made the Balkans a crossroads of cultures, and the region's music reflects Slavic, Christian, and Islamic influences. CNRSMH_E_1985_006_008
Indian Music of Mexico CNRSMH_E_1985_006_010
Christmas Songs of Portugal CNRSMH_E_1985_006_012
Music of Guatemala, Vol. 2 CNRSMH_E_1985_008_005
Instrumental Music of the Kalahari San CNRSMH_E_1985_012_003
The Bora of the Pascoe River: Cape York Peninsula, Northeast Australia The bora, or boys’ initiation ceremonies, of the Aboriginal peoples of Cape York Peninsula in Northeastern Australia were already under threat by outside influence when this recording was made by Wolfgang Laade in 1963 (it was released in 1975). He interviewed tribal elders in the sacred bora ground to document the myth of the crocodile hero―on which the bora is based―and to describe the ceremonies as they had been performed. Other elders recorded traditional bora songs. The experience is especially heightened by the sounds of work and life permeating throughout. CNRSMH_E_1985_012_012
Arabic Songs of Lebanon and Egypt CNRSMH_E_1985_012_013
Music of Bhutan CNRSMH_E_1985_012_026
Batak Music : Tobak Batak Music Played by the Tihang Gultom Group Sumatra, the second largest island of Indonesia, is home to many ethnic groups including the Batak. This album presents informal music from the Toba Batak group around Lake Toba in North Sumatra. Their folk music features interlocking polyrhythms of percussion instruments and melodies performed on flutes, kecapi (lute), and the double-reed sarune. CNRSMH_E_1985_012_030
Music of the Kutchin Indians of Alaska CNRSMH_E_1987_006_002
Tribal music of India : the Muria and Maria Gonds of Madhya Pradesh A buffalo-horn trumpet, the hakum, announces the joyful harvest festival and varying types of drums called mandri, kotoloka and kundir take over. A group of women chant antiphonally in leadership of the wedding festivities. Men dance on stilts, creating an intoxicating rhythm that is guided by drums. This is a snapshot of the musical practices found within the Bastar district of India, a region mostly comprised of tribal groups including the Muria and the Gonds. CNRSMH_E_1987_006_003
Otu Music for Mental Healing : for Dance Therapy and Parties Avant de soigner un patient, un guérisseur du peuple ghanéen Ga peut exiger l'exécution de la musique et de la danse de l'akroma, qui invoque les esprits de certains animaux connus pour avoir de puissantes capacités de guérison : la vache, l'écureuil ou le vautour. Cette musique de guérison spirituelle fait appel à des tambours appelés ampaa, adzankua et mmama, à des cloches appelées nono et à des chants. CNRSMH_E_1988_008_007
Music of the Sudan : The Role of Song and Dance in Dinka Society : Burial Hymns and War Songs CNRSMH_E_1988_008_008
Hawaiian Drum Dance Chants: Sounds of Power in Time CNRSMH_E_1990_006_003
Mountain Music of Peru, Vol. 1 CNRSMH_E_1993_006_001
Bunggridj-Bunggridj : Wangga Songs: Northern Australia CNRSMH_E_1994_005_001
Song Creators in Eastern Turkey CNRSMH_E_1994_005_002
Tuva: Voices from the Center of Asia CNRSMH_E_1994_014_001
Bukhara: Musical Crossroads of Asia CNRSMH_E_1994_014_002
Bosnia: Echoes from an Endangered World CNRSMH_E_1994_014_003
Musics of the Soviet Union CNRSMH_E_1994_019_001
Cajun Social Music Both live and studio performances by legends of French Louisiana. Abshire, Duhon, Savoy, Courville, and other names now widely known outside of Cajun country are captured here. CNRSMH_E_1994_019_002
Music of New Mexico: Native American Traditions This portrait of Pueblo, Navajo, and Mescalero Apache music from New Mexico (recorded in 1992) reveals a remarkable breadth of Native American song, from a traditional San Juan Pueblo Cloud Dance song to modern Navajo songs. Este retrato de Pueblo Navajo y la música Mescalero Apache de Nuevo México (grabada en 1992) revela una notable amplitud de la canción nativa estadounidense -de la Danza Nube como canción tradicional del Pueblo San Juan- a modernas canciones de Navajo. CNRSMH_E_1994_019_003
Puerto Rican Music in Hawaii A fascinating 16 track collection of dance music that creates a panorama of Puerto Rican musical life in Hawai'i and bears a striking resemblance to Tex-Mex conjunto music. Artists include Charles Figueroa, Virginia Rodrigues, Glenn Ferreira, and others. Ésta es una fascinante colección que reúne 16 cortes de música para danzar y permite con ello recrear el panorama de la vida musical puertorriqueña en Hawaii, que goza de un sorprendente parecido a la música de conjunto Tex-Mex. Entre los artistas reunidos se incluyen Charles Figueroa, Virginia Rodrigues, Glenn Ferreira y otros. CNRSMH_E_1994_019_004
Hawaiian Drum Dance Chants: Sounds of Power in Time In the eastern Polynesian islands known as Hawaii, the making of music and dance is center on mele or chanted texts. Mele, sung alone, are said to be performed in the oli style (without dance or musical instruments). When coupled with hula (dance), they are called mele hula, and when the pahu drum is added the performance is called mele hula pahu. More specific terms are also applied to mele that are used for specific purposes such as processionals, prayers, and naming. The practice of perpetuating tradition through the teacher-student relationship is strong in Hawaiian mele. Performers’ styles are recognized, back through time, in their teacher’s, and their teachers’ teacher’s styles. These recordings give a view of several performance styles of Hawaiian mele between 1923 and 1989, although the traditions and the mele reach much further back in time. CNRSMH_E_1994_019_005
Classical Music of Iran : The Dastgah Systems
Central Asia in Forest Hills, N.Y : music of the Bukharan Jewish ensemble Shashmaqam CNRSMH_E_1994_019_008
Songs Before Dawn: Gandrung Banyuwangi CNRSMH_E_1994_019_009
Indonesian Popular Music : Kroncong, Dangdut, and Langgam Jawa CNRSMH_E_1994_019_010
Music from the Outskirts of Jakarta: Gambang Kromong CNRSMH_E_1994_019_011
Mbuti Pygmies of the Ituri Rainforest CNRSMH_E_1994_019_012
Caribbean Revels : Haitian Rara and Dominican Gaga Throughout the week before Easter, roads all over Haiti swell with bands of revelers, dancers, singers and percussionists, travelling from vodou temples to their villages. Rara and gaga are wildly festive sounds, featuring unusual percussion and wind instruments, and often bawdy lyrics. CNRSMH_E_1994_019_013
Navajo Songs The lifestyles, philosophies, and traditions of the Navajo nation are represented by songs for herding, planting, harvesting, hunting, blessing hogans, and soothing children. The 1933 and 1940 field recordings from settlements in New Mexico and Arizona beautifully document a music largely vocal and highly melodic with relatively short song phrases repeated, divided, and combined in intriguingly complex ways. Los estilos de vida, filosofías y tradiciones de la nación Navajo están representados por canciones para pastoreo, siembra, cosecha, caza, bendición de las hogans (casa india de la tribu de los navajos) y música relajante para los niños. Las grabaciones de campo de 1933 y 1940 de los asentamientos en Nuevo México y Arizona, documentan bellamente una música en gran medida vocal y altamente melódica con frases repetidas, divididas y combinadas relativamente en una corta canción, de una manera compleja e intrigante. CNRSMH_E_1994_019_014
Music of New Mexico: Hispanic Traditions CNRSMH_E_1994_019_015
Plains Chippewa/Metis Music from Turtle Mountain From traditional drum songs to French children's songs, from Scottish fiddle dance tunes to contemporary country and rock 'n' roll, this recording presents music heard today on the Turtle Mountain Reservation which straddles the border between the U.S. and Canada. A passionate and lively portrait of the history and daily lives of an indigenous American culture born by the contact of American Indians with Europeans. CNRSMH_E_1994_019_016
Drums of Defiance : Maroon Music from the Earliest Free Black Communities of Jamaica Featuring complex, West African influenced drumming and dancing, this little-known rural tradition is at the heart of modern, politically charged reggae music. The conviction heard here reveals a long history of struggle. During the 17th and 18th centuries, some of the Africans brought to Jamaica as slaves escaped to the mountains. There they settled, and over time, they became known as "Maroons." Today, four major Maroon colonies still exist in Jamaica's rugged western Cockpit Country and in the eastern Blue Mountains. Some selections on this recording were previously issued in 1981 on Folkways 4027. CNRSMH_E_1994_019_017
Royal Court Music of Thailand Reticent yet dynamic, sophisticated and delicate, this recording contains four cherished and exquisite compositions performed with an enchanting mix of xylophones, gongs, cymbals, fiddles, guitars, and breathtaking vocals. Instrumental and vocal music of the Thai classical repertoire draws listeners into a realm of ornate tonal variations and textured rhythms. Recorded in 1994 in Bangkok, this studio recording features musicians of the Bangkok College of Dramatic Arts Fine Arts Department, performing the traditional and highly refined music of the Thai royal court. CNRSMH_E_1994_019_018
Armenian music through the ages Hagopian is a virtuoso on the ’ud (oud), a principal instrument of Armenian, Turkish, and Arab musical traditions. Included in his repertory are both Armenian classical and folk styles, which in the U.S. have received little exposure outside of the Armenian community. CNRSMH_E_1994_019_019
Musical Traditions of St. Lucia, West Indies CNRSMH_E_1994_019_020
Borderlands : From Conjunto to Chicken Scratch A unique musical culture flourishes in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and southern Arizona: Yaqui Pascola dance, Tohono O'odham fiddle band music, and the more contemporary Native American Chicken Scratch sound with traditional conjunto polkas and corridos, Latino-influenced big bands, northern Mexican and German-rooted norteno, modern conjunto and orquestra Tejana. En el valle del Rio Grande [Rio Bravo] florece una cultura musical Ãnica, en esa zona ubicada entre Texas y el sur de Arizona: desde la danza Pascola de los indios Yaqui y la música para banda de violines Tohono O'odham, hasta las sonoridades más contemporáneas del Chicken Scratch de los indégenas norteamericanos, las tradicionales polcas y corridos de conjunto, las big bands con influencia latina, la música norteña con influencias tanto mexicanas como alemanas, el conjunto moderno y la orquesta tejana. CNRSMH_E_1994_019_021
Music of Nias and North Sumatra : Hoho, Gendang Karo, Gondang Toba The Toba and Karo from North Sumatra developed complex instrumental traditions. The Toba, one of the few societies to use tuned drums to carry a melody, combine them with gongs and oboe-like instruments, creating dynamic melodies and rhythms. The Karo ensemble features expert drumming full of snaps and pops. The Ono Niha people from the island of Nias perform ornate choral songs called hoho, which use only four tones and embody their oral tradition. CNRSMH_E_1994_019_022
Bandoneon Pure: Dances of Uruguay Rivero has played the bandoneon, or square-headed accordion, since he was a child. Now an internationally known master, he performs 24 traditional Uruguayan dance pieces here in the transparent and natural style he prefers, without electronic modification. Desde que era un niño, Rivero ha tocado el bandoneón, ese acordeón de cabeza hexagonal tan apreciado en el cono sur. Ahora, siendo un reconocido maestro del instrumento a nivel internacional, nos presenta 24 danzas tradicionales interpretadas aquí en el su acostumbrado estilo, transparente y natural, sin ninguna modificación electrónica. CNRSMH_E_1994_019_024
Musical Traditions of Portugal CNRSMH_E_1995_005_001
Music from Saramaka: A Dynamic Afro-American Tradition CNRSMH_E_1995_029_004
Ritual Music of the Kayapó-Xikrin, Brazil CNRSMH_E_1997_020_004
Dream Songs and Healing Sounds in the Rainforests of Malaysia CNRSMH_E_1997_020_031
Music of Nias and North Sumatra: Hoho, Gendang Karo, Gondang Toba CNRSMH_E_2000_019_001
Betawi and Sundanese Music of Java CNRSMH_E_2000_019_002
Vocal and Instrumental Music from East and Central Flores These 1993 and 1994 recordings present the virtually unknown, rich and highly diverse singing traditions from the eastern regions of Flores, an island east of Bali. Among the wonderful traditions included here are polyphonic singing styles strikingly similar to some Balkan music, large powerful choruses from Sikka, music for double flute and also gong and drum ensembles. CNRSMH_E_2000_019_005
Vocal Music from Central and West Flores These 1993 and 1994 recordings present the virtually unknown choral singing of Ngada and Manggarai of the island of Flores, an island east of Bali. The sounds, performed mainly at funerals and agricultural rituals, range from highly dissonant harmony to some rare instances of Indonesian counterpoint. CNRSMH_E_2000_019_006
South Sulawesi Strings CNRSMH_E_2000_019_011
Music from the Southeast: Sumbawa, Sumba, Timor CNRSMH_E_2000_019_012
Kalimantan: Dayak Ritual and Festival Music CNRSMH_E_2000_019_013
Sulawesi: Festivals, Funerals and Work CNRSMH_E_2000_019_014
Music of Maluku: Halmahera, Buru, Kei CNRSMH_E_2000_019_015
Indonesian Guitars CNRSMH_E_2000_019_016
Bosavi: Rainforest Music from Papua New Guinea CNRSMH_E_2003_010_001
Music from Saramaka. A dynamic Afro-American tradition [copie de disque] CNRSMH_E_2003_017_001
Crossroads: Southern Routes : Music of the American South CNRSMH_E_2004_008_001
Bells And Winter Festivals of Greek Macedonia CNRSMH_E_2004_014_003
M. OF INDONESIA 1. SONGS BEFOR DAWN [fiche à corriger] CNRSMH_E_2005_003_001
Indonesian Popular Music : Kroncong, Dangdut, and Langgam Jawa CNRSMH_E_2005_003_002
Music from the Outskirts of Jakarta: Gambang Kromong CNRSMH_E_2005_003_003
First Flight : Early Calypsos from the Emory Cook Collection Compilation d'enregistrements studio de Mighty Sparrow réalisés à Trinidad-et-Tobago. CNRSMH_E_2016_004_056
Calypso Awakening from the Emory Cook Collection Compilation d'enregistrements studio de divers artistes réalisés à Trinidad-et-Tobago. CNRSMH_E_2016_004_092