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Bosavi: Rainforest Music from Papua New Guinea

Various Artists
Bosavi: Rainforest Music from Papua New Guinea

Two generations of Bosavi musicians and 25 years of field recordings: a comprehensive and intimate musical portrait of life in a Papua New Guinea rainforest community. Includes the contemporary music of the youngest generation of guitar band composers, and performances of many traditional everyday and ritual styles featuring their parents. Recorded and annotated by Steven Feld, producer of Voices of the Rainforest and author of Sound and Sentiment. Three CDs. 193 minutes. 47 tracks. 80-page booklet with photos and extensive notes. For further information about the community that created this music, visit the Bosavi Peoples Fund website.

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Voices of the Rainforest recorded by Steven Feld

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"The Jew’s Harp: Vibrating Through Many Cultures"

Track Listing

101
My Father, My Heart Kemuli String Band 3:20
102
Kemuli Kemuli String Band 2:30
103
Oh No! Kemuli String Band 2:29
104
What We Said Kemuli String Band 2:20
105
My Mother Kemuli String Band 3:04
106
Really Hungry! Lus Mangi Grin Neks String Band 4:55
107
Sadness Lus Mangi Grin Neks String Band 2:57
108
BBK Brother Difalasulu String Band 2:45
109
E-yo, E-yo Tasi Kabulo: String Band 3:02
110
Long Ago Gusuwa String Band 3:37
111
Father, Mother BVDC String Band 3:14
112
Where Has My Mother Gone? BVDC II String Band 5:00
113
Rosi, Rosi BVDC II String Band 3:26
114
Blue Mountain BVDC II String Band 3:10
115
Sorry, My Sister! You People Go! BVDC III String Band 3:29
116
Air Niugini Plane BBK String Band 3:04
117
One Time BBK String Band 2:41
118
The Sun Is Setting Gasali Mates String Band 2:57
119
My Sweetheart Gasali Mates String Band 3:43
201
A men's work group clears a new garden Fifteen working men 8:44
202
Ulahi sings while scraping sago pith Ulahi 4:38
203
Ulahi sings while making sago Ulahi 1:25
204
Fo:fo: and Miseme sing at their sago place Fo:fo:, Miseme 2:21
205
Ulahi and Eyo:bo sing with afternoon cicadas Ulahi, Eyo:bo 2:47
206
Ulahi and Eyo:bo sing at a waterfall Ulahi, Eyo:bo 6:20
207
Men's vocal quartet with seed-pod rattles Kulu, Gigio, Seyaka, and Kogowe 3:35
208
A large men's collective work group sing and whoop Bosavi men 3:21
209
Gaima plays the bamboo jew's harp Gaima 1:54
210
Voices of the forest: a village soundscape Bosavi village 25:06
301
Funerary sung-weeping group A weeping group 2:16
302
Funerary sung-weeping by Gania and Famu Gania, Famu 4:21
303
Funerary sung-weeping by Hane Hane 6:54
304
Seance gisalo song by Aiba with weeping Aiba 8:45
305
Ceremonial gisalo performed by Halawa Halawa 14:03
306
Group ceremonial drumming, ilib kuwo: Costumed, dancing drummers 9:26
307
Ceremonial ko:luba song-1 A:siya and Go:bo 2:29
308
Ceremonial ko:luba song-2 A:siya and Go:bo 1:58
309
Ceremonial ko:luba song-3 Amini and Mei 2:44
310
Ceremonial ko:luba song-4 Amini, Gaso, and chorus 1:35
311
Ceremonial iwo: song-1 Bosavi men 1:03
312
Ceremonial iwo: song-2 Bosavi men 0:54
313
Ceremonial iwo: song-3 Bosavi men 1:32
314
Ceremonial iwo: song-4 Bosavi men 1:12
315
Women's ceremonial iwo: song-1 Ulahi, Ea, Gania, and Gisa 1:49
316
Women's ceremonial iwo: song-2 Ea, Ulahi, Gania, and Gisa 1:50
317
Ceremonial sabio duet Wano, Gaso 3:30
318
Ceremonial sabio quartet Wano, Gaso, Gigio, and Sowelo 4:34

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