Travelogue presents traditional folk music from around the world, recorded and documented by field recordists, ethnomusicologists and intrepid music collectors. For this show, we focus on indigenous music from the Solomon Islands (Guadalcanal), Malaysia, Cuba, Nigeria, Pakistan (Balochistan) and Lithuania.

1/ Îles Salomon. Musique de Guadalcanal (cd, Ocora, 1994) This album presents music from the Ghaobata and Bahomea tribes from Guadalcanal. Vocal festive music to accompany dances, bamboo pan flute ensembles, lullabies and intense funeral songs sung by women. Recorded by Hugo Zemp, 1970. Reissue of the LP with 17 minutes music added

  • Chants Funebres De Femmes,Koleo
  • Chants Funebres De Femmes,Koleo
  • Chants Funebres De Femmes,Koleo
  • Danses De Femmes,Loloele:Nava Di Tarama
  • Danses De Femmes Rondokama
  • Danses D'hommes, sikiole: Loloele
  • Ensembles De Flutes De Pan,Hau Kesa:Makahapuha
  • Ensembles De Flutes De Pan,Hau Kesa:Ilahlakaki

2/ Dream Songs and Healing Sounds in the Rainforests of Malaysia (cd, Smithsonian Folkways, 1995) The animist Temiar people of the central Malaysian rainforest are deeply spiritual. Inspired by their vibrant natural environment, they have developed a musical landscape that evolves from their dreams—dreamsongs. Dreamsongs form the basis for community-wide singing and trance-dancing healing ceremonies. They are performed by a spirit guide (medium) and a female choir (accompanying with percussion on bamboo tubes, drums and gongs). Recorded by Marina Roseman 1982, 1991

  • Bird Songs And River Sounds
  • Abilem Lum: The Way Of The Annual Fruits (The Langsat Tree)
  • Penghulu Along Uda: Flower
  • Alang A, P Busu: hill rice
  • Penghulu Senang A/L Long: (Metal Mouthharp) Biray Bird
  • Lima A/P Busu: (Bamboo-Tube Zither) Clearing The Fields
  • Uda A/P Tengah: penhe:y

3/ Sacred Rhythms Of Cuban Santería (cd, Smithsonian Folkways, 1995) These recordings of Santería drumming and singing rituals feature four Cuban Santería groups calling the gods (orishas) by performing rythmic sequences called 'orus'. Recorded in the Cuban provinces of Matanzas and Havana City, these ceremonies and drums have their roots in the ancient Yoruba religion of Africa. Recorded by Raul Diaz, 1983-84

  • Oru de Igbodu para Yemaya: Eleggua/Eleggua/Babaluaye/Yeggua/Chango/Oggun/Obba/
  • Oru Para Todos Los Santos: Dada/Agayu/Chango/Obatala/Los Ibelli/Osain

4/ Awon Ojise Olorun / Popular Music In Yorubaland 1931-1952 (cd, Savannahphone, 2006) From the archival recordings of the British Library comes this compilation with songs from Nigeria's early recording industry. Focus is on popular Yoruba music genres of that time, like sakara, juju and apala. Music that was often critical of the British occupation and at the same time, was influenced by the saharan Fulani & Hausa peoples of the north and by new, imported instruments, like the guitar. Recorded by: Parlophon, HMV, Decca

  • Yesufu Olatunji: Nola Kolade
  • Aminu Olaribigbe: Bisimilayi Raba Na
  • Abibu Oluwa: Orin Faji
  • Lasisi Onipele: Welewele Ewe Agbon
  • Theophilus Iwalokun: Iyawo A Ra Mi
  • Julius Araba: Osupa Ko Dadi Osan
  • Rafiu Bankole: Oduduwa
  • Akanbi Wright: Everybody Likes Saturday Night

5/ Music Of Makran - Traditional Fusion From Coastal Balochistan (cd, Topic, 2000) The remote coastal area of Pakistani Balochistan called Makran is the setting for a fusion of musical cultures from the Middle East, Indo/Pakistan and Africa, which have developed over centuries into a tradition of great intensity and beauty. Containing vocal and instrumental genres which demonstrate a high level of musicianship and improvisational artistry, much of this selection is drawn from the repertoire performed during healing ceremonies, music specifically devised to create suitable conditions for a state of trance. Typical instruments include the suroz, a large waisted fiddle; damburag, a long necked two or four stringed lute; donali, an end-blown double flute and benjo, a plucked key activated zither, related to the harmonium. Recorded by Anderson Bakewell, 1991.

  • Musa, Abdullah Amin, Muhammad Amin: Gwati/Sot
  • Musa, Abdullah Amin, Muhammad Amin: Lilo
  • Sharruk, Osman, Chinchir: Nach Saz
  • Peroz Sajjadi, Rahmat: Bagey Saz/Simorgey Saz

6/ Lituanie - Le Pays Des Chansons (cd, Ocora, 1997) A fascinating selection of a rich cultural musical heritage from the archives of the Lithuanian national radio. Lithuanian folk songs are characterised by their lyricism, laconic poetry, strophic hyperbole, frequent mixed rhythms and freely interchanging tempi. Besides the dominant vocal and polyphonic tradition, typical instruments include flutes, wooden horns, panpipes and a five stringed board zither. Recorded by national Lithuanian radio, 1958-1995

  • Polkute Birbynel
  • A-A A-A Mazulyte
  • Taiso Redo Sesuo Broli
  • Intakas
  • Eisim Seses, Dauno
  • Eisim Sasuteles, Gailia
  • Tututis
  • Vaikstinejo
  • As Pasejau Linelius
  • Marsas "Rutu Vainikas"
  • Polka "Uch"
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