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

Various Artists
Music of Indonesia, Vol. 9: 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. 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.

Track Listing

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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