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Afghanistan: Female Musicians of Herât CD
In Afghanistan, gender ideology profoundly affects musical life, as nearly all musical activity is segregated between women and men. Women perform primarily in small groups in domestic contexts, especially at...
Afghanistan: Music During the Civil War (1979-2001) CD
Afghanistan: Music of the Civil War (1979-2001) is one of twelve previously unreleased albums from the UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music. The album includes music from 1979—the year of the...
Afghanistan: The Traditional Music of Herât CD
Located in western Afghanistan and a center of Islamic culture during the 15th century, the city of Herat has produced vocal and instrumental music uniquely identified as “Herati.” The 14...
Aka Pygmy Music CD
The Aka Pygmies are known as one of the oldest populations on the African continent, occupying parts of the Central African Republic and the Republic of the Congo. Music is...
Algeria: Sahara - Music of Gourara CD
Little is known about the history of the Gourara region of the Algerian Sahara. In 1987 it was home to over 60,000 Zenete, Bedouin, and Sudanese peoples in about one...
Anthology of Indian Classical Music: A Tribute to Alain Daniélou 3 CD set
First released in 1955 by Ducretet-Thomson (EMI), the LP anthology is said to be the "first of this music to become available in the West in which the recorded pieces were...
Argentina: Tritonic Musics of the North-West CD
The early peoples of Andean northwest Argentina lost many of their cultural traits in the course of occupation by the Incas and colonization by the Spanish. But in vocal and...
Armenia: Liturgical Chants - Mekhitarist Community of Venice CD
The monastery located on the island of San Lazzaro in the Venetian Lagoon, serves as the headquarters of the Mekhitarist Order of the Armenian Catholic Church. Here, at one of...
Australia: Aboriginal Music CD
It is thought that the indigenous peoples of Australia (Aborigines) have inhabited the varying terrains of the continent for more than 40,000 years. Although only three percent of Australia’s population...
Australia: Music from the New England Tablelands of New South Wales, 1850-1900 CD
Australia: Music from the New England Tablelands of New South Wales, 1850–1900 represents a reconstruction of traditional Australian New England music, known as “bush music,” from the second half of...
Azerbaijan: Azerbaijani Mugam CD
The traditional music of Azerbaijan is based on a system of melodic modes and motifs called mugam, which provide a structure for improvised performances and fixed compositions. The term mugam...
Bahrain: Fidjeri: Songs of the Pearl Divers CD
The island nation of Bahrain, literally meaning “two seas,” sits along the western edge of the Persian Gulf. Prior to the discovery of oil there in 1932, ninety percent of...
Bali: Balinese Music of Lombok CD
Easily overlooked for its tourist-destination neighbor, the Indonesian island of Lombok lies about twenty miles east of Bali. Hindu Balinese make up a very small minority population in Lombok, with...
Bali: Court Music and Banjar Music CD
The Indonesian island of Bali is so small and densely populated that there has long been a complex system of cooperation among banjar, community groups within a village. Every family...
Bali: Folk Music CD
The native folk music of Bali, the Indonesian island province, ranges from sacred to secular, celebrating all aspects of life from birth to death. Village orchestras, sometimes numbering 40 or...
Bengal: Bengali Traditional Folk Music CD
Bengal, a historically important and culturally distinctive region in the northeast of the Indian subcontinent that today is separated by the India-Bangladesh border, is the source of the Baul song...
Benin: Bariba and Somba Music CD
The northern regions of Benin are home to the Bariba and the Somba peoples. Each has a different approach to the role of music in their culture. Within the highly...
Bolivia: Panpipes CD
French ethnographer Louis Girault recorded this album between 1955 and 1973, often transporting his heavy recording equipment by wheelbarrow or mule. His field recordings were made in the Quechua-speaking communities...
Brazil: Bororo World of Sound CD
The Bororo are an indigenous people living in the Mato Grosso region of west central Brazil. Primarily hunter-gatherers, the Bororo all but disappeared as an ethnic group during the mid-twentieth...
Musicologists note that the rich tradition of Bulgarian folk music can be divided into seven distinct regional styles, all of which are represented on this recording. The mountainous region of...
Byelorussia: Musical Folklore of the Byelorussian Polessye CD
Covering southern Belarus and northern Ukraine, the region of Polessye is known as “the land of legends, fairy tales, and songs.” Influenced by a landscape filled with forests and meadows,...
Cambodia: Folk and Ceremonial Music CD
Traditional Cambodian ceremonial orchestras may be divided into two groups: those composed of string and wind instruments and those that are primarily percussion ensembles using keyed metallophones, gongs, and xylophones...
Cambodia: Royal Music CD
The roots of Cambodian music trace back to the ninth century and the establishment of the Khmer Empire. Cambodian music was based on systems that originated in the local culture,...
Cameroon: Baka Pygmy Music CD
The Baka people inhabit the rain forests of Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic, and Gabon. Outcast from neighboring societies due to their short stature and...
Canada: Inuit Games and Songs CD
From 1974 to 1976, researchers traveled to Arctic villages in Northeastern Canada to record the verbal games and songs of the Inuit people. One example, called katajjait, involves two women...
Canada: Music of the Inuit - The Copper Eskimo Tradition CD
The Inuit of the Canadian Northwest Territories, sometimes known as Copper Eskimos, follow two seasonal social patterns: hunting with families in the summer, and gathering for trade and intense spiritual...
Central African Republic CD
The landlocked nation of the Central African Republic is home to an estimated 80 to 100 ethnic groups, each with their own language and music idioms. This album presents music...
Central African Republic: Banda Polyphony CD
The Banda people form the largest ethnic group in the Central African Republic. They are divided into over fifty subgroups, each with its own speech, customs, and art forms. Two...
Chile: Hispano-Chilean Metisse Traditional Music CD
The traditional music of Chile is a vibrant and distinctive fusion of Spanish and indigenous cultures. This recording features music that falls into two functional categories: ceremonial and entertainment. Included...