Voices of the Rainforest

Voices of the Rainforest

Various Artists HRT15009

Voices of the Rainforest is a recorded soundscape of a day in the life of the Kaluli people of Bosavi, Papua New Guinea. As the day progresses, one hears birds, water, insects and other ambient voices of the rainforest interspersed with Kaluli songs and instrumental sounds of work, leisure and ritual. The album was recorded with Mickey Hart's advanced field recording gear by anthropologist and ethnomusicologist Dr. Steven Feld. Feld’s closeness to the Kaluli people afforded him a unique recording opportunity, and the quality of the recording equipment yielded among the clearest aural experiences of the rainforest short of being there. For further information about the community that created this music, visit the Bosavi Peoples Fund website. Voices of the Rainforest was issued in 1991 as part of “THE WORLD” series (now part of the Mickey Hart Collection made available by Smithsonian Folkways).

Bosavi: Rainforest Music from Papua New Guinea recorded by Steven Feld

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Year Released 1991
Record Label Mickey Hart Collection
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2011 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / The Mickey Hart Collection
Genre(s) World
Country(s) Papua New Guinea

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101 From Morning Night To Real Morning n/a 4:28
102 Making Sago Ulahi 5:37
103 Cutting Trees n/a 7:55
104 Clearing The Brush Ulahi 3:29
105 Bamboo Jew's Harp Gaima 4:41
106 Relaxing by the Creek Ulahi 5:50
107 From Afternoon To Afternoon Darkening n/a 6:25
108 Evening Rainstorm n/a 5:21
109 Drumming Gaso, gigio, Sowelo, Agale 4:28
110 Song Ceremony Giwo, Wasio 2:55
111 From Night To Inside Night n/a 5:59
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