Music Of Indonesia, Vol. 18: Sulawesi: Festivals, Funerals And Work

Various Artists

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Format: CD

Cat No: SFW40445

Release Date:  19 October 1999

Label:  Smithsonian Folkways

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  093074044520

Genres:  World Music  World Music  

  • Description

    The string music highlighted in Volume 15 is only part of the picture in Sulawesi. Here we present a variety of other musical groups, recorded in three of the islands four provinces. The celebrated Makasar genre pakarena features energetic drumming in sharp contrast to the slow, graceful movements of female dancers. Basing is the funeral music of the Kajang, performed by two female singers and two long flutes, or by the flutes alone; Kajang find it deeply sorrowful. Choral singing in very different styles is heard from the Torja, from Uma-speakers of the mountainous Pipikoro region in Central Sulawesi, and in communal work songs of Minahasa. Gong music for Mongondow weddings adds to our sampling of gong ensembles throughout Indonesia. The album closes with maengket from Minahasa, spirited choral singing with drums in celbration of the harvest. 73 minutes. 32-page booklet with map.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Jangang Lea'-Lea' (Part 3)
      • 2. Jangang Lea'-Lea' (Part 4)
      • 3. Rolpmg
      • 4. Tempa Sorong
      • 5. Simbong (Excerpt)
      • 6. Raego'
      • 7. Toki Hajat Perkawinan (Excerpt)
      • 8. Toki Hajat (Excerpt)
      • 9. Esa Na Wia-Wia Mokaria
      • 10. Tanumo
      • 11. Sei Si Maka Leso Ekaria
      • 12. Ivehe
      • 13. Ma'owei Kamberu