Music Of Indonesia, Vol. 12: Gongs And Vocal Music From Sumatra

Various Artists

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Format: CD

Cat No: SFW40428

Release Date:  19 November 1996

Label:  Smithsonian Folkways

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  093074042823

Genres:  World Music  World Music  

  • Description

    Melodic gong ensembles and male singing with percussion are found throughout Sumatra. Two of each are heard here: West Sumatran talempong (in two contrasting forms): kulintang from Lampung, at the southern end of the island; the choral didong songs of the Gayo in Aceh; and Salawat dulang, competitive duet singing from west Sumatra that surprisingly uses popular songs as a vehicle for commenting on points of Islamic doctrine. 73 minutes. "Part of a monumental and enjoyable series....Documents gong music that has riffs as concise and propulsive as dance tracks." —New York Times

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Sidi
      • 2. Talipuak Kampai
      • 3. Pararakan Kuntu
      • 4. Ramo-Ramo Tabang Tinggi
      • 5. Kutalu-Talu
      • 6. Lumut
      • 7. Munalo
      • 8. Tabuh Kenilu Sawik
      • 9. Tabuh Cetik
      • 10. Tabuh Samang Ngembuk
      • 11. Tabuh Balau Serattau
      • 12. Tanggak