Music of Indonesia, Vol. 9: Music from Central and West Flores

Music of Indonesia, Vol. 9: Music from Central and West Flores

Various Artists SFW40425

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. Extensive notes and map. 73 minutes. "The 30 tracks on this CD and the 77-page booklet that accompanies it are as educational as they are enjoyable."-Rhythm Music

The published liner notes, along with corrections and supplementary materials, are available here.

Year Released 1995
Record Label Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Copyright 1995 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Genre(s) Islamica; World
Country(s) Indonesia
Culture Group(s) Nage; Ngadha; Rongga
Instrument(s) Chorus; Drum; Ensemble leader; Gong; Vocals
Language(s) Nage; Ngadha; Rongga
Subject(s) Mbata (African people)--Songs and music; Wera; World music
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101 Dhikiro Group of men of Kampung Dhere Isa 1:59
102 Zoka Group of men of Kampung Dhere Isa 7:46
103 Teo Ne Wea-Dioe Mixed chorus of Kampung Dhere Isa 5:27
104 Gogo Rego Mixed chorus of Kampung Dhere Isa 12:08
105 Teke Song: Ana Geo (excerpt) Mixed chorus of Kampung Gero 8:07
106 Kela Mixed chorus of Kampung Wogo 4:18
107 Pata Mixed chorus of Kampung Wogo 3:56
108 Goegoe Mixed chorus of Kampung Wogo 6:37
109 Ndore (excerpt) Men's and mixed chorus of Desa Tanah Rata, with gongs and drums 9:01
110 Wera Sarajawa (excerpt) Men's and mixed chorus of Desa Tanah Rata 14:04
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