Burmese Folk and Traditional Music

Burmese Folk and Traditional Music

Various Artists FW04436 / FE 4436

The 16 tracks on this collection feature traditional music from the Southeast Asian nation of Burma, also known as Myanmar. Drums, cymbals, bells, and a harp are some of the instruments featured―as are the Western violin and guitar, with strings tuned differently. Liner notes explore the characteristic tempo and scale used in Burmese music, and provide notation and background on the songs.

Year Released 1953
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1953 Folkways Records
Genre(s) World
Country(s) Myanmar
Instrument(s) Burmese harp; Circle drum; Circle gong; Clappers; Cymbals; Drum; Flute; Frame gong; Gong; Guitar; Kim, Burmese; Oboe; Piano; Pot-drum; Royal drum; Short drum; Shwe-bo (Drum); Violin; Xylophone
Subject(s) World music

Download Liner Notes

101 Kyo Song (Royal Barge Music) n/a 3:07
102 Byaw Than (Novitiating Ceremonial Song) n/a 3:13
103 Patt Waing n/a 1:27
104 Maung Saing n/a 3:05
105 Saing (Burmese Orchestra) Sein Be Dar Orchestra 2:14
106 Saung U Ba Than 2:54
107 Pattala n/a 3:06
201 Don Min n/a 1:38
202 Si Daw n/a 1:55
203 Bon Gyi Than n/a 1:05
204 Do Butt n/a 1:26
205 O Zi n/a 1:36
206 Kar Gyin (Martial Song) Ba Thet 2:11
207 Burmese Violin Maung Kyaing 1:00
208 Burmese Guitar U Sein Maung 3:01
209 Burmese Piano Maung Than Myint 2:15
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