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Music Round the World: The Music of Indonesia, Australia and New Guinea

(Audio recording)

Language: English
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This edition of the Music Round the World series showcases a variety of songs, dances, and ceremonies from Indonesia, Australia, and New Guinea. This edition includes the following songs: a Gamelan orchestra from South Bali, Indonesia; a rowing song from South Bali; a traditional song from Bali; a song with a six holed flute from Bali; a song of welcome from the indigenous Yolngu peoples of Arnhem Land in North Australia; love song cycles from the Marrithiyal Tribe of the Daly River Region indigenous peoples in North Australia; song of mourning common from the Melville and Bathurst Islands; a trading dance from Arnhem Land; a love-magic song from Indigenous peoples from Papua, New Guinea; a solo chorus form song from the Northeast side of New Guinea; an evening song from the Fuyuge District in Papua, New Guinea; a Indigenous pig hunting chorus from New Guinea; and an indigenous song recorded in Port Yule, New Guinea. The music in the programme forms part of the Columbia Library of Folk and Primitive Music edited by Alan Lomax. The recordings from Indonesia were contributed by Jaap Kunst of the Tropical Museum in Amsterdam. The music from Australia and New Guinea were contributed by Professor A. P. Elkin, M. Andre du Perras, and the Australian Broadcasting Commission. This series was prepared by the UNESCO Radio Division in Paris. The commentary is by Keith Wood

Topics and Tags
Place/region: Bali, Indonesia, Australia, Port Yule, New Guinea, Asia and the Pacific
Type: Performing arts
Production and personalities:
Performer: Various artists
Publisher: UNESCO Radio
Producer: Alan Lomax, Keith Wood
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Original: Reel-to-reel audio tape
Location: F-S.314
UMVS reference: STV2501
File No: SYNAV-DIGIT-A02497-ENG , A02582-SPA.WAV
Source ref.: MCR/814
Studio TV ref.: RAD/2501
Rights holder: UNESCO
Additional info: For licensing details see MCR/814