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Hagman Review: David Attenborough field recordings (6) David Attenborough field recordings 22 Nov 18


Released on http://www.wrasserecords.com/

From the blurb:

This 2CD set is a compilation of original field recordings made by David Attenborough between 1954 and 1963. He travelled to remote parts of the world to find and film exotic animals for the BBC television series Zoo Quest. But he was just as interested in the people he met and their music. Whenever he came across musicians, out came his early portable tape machine. “While I was theoretically looking for pythons, in the evenings I would record different types of music… ” The recordings have been in the BBC’s Sound Archive ever since and this is the first time they’ve been made available on CD. This collection features more than 50 recordings of traditional music from Sierra Leone, Paraguay, Madagascar, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Pacific Islands and northern Australia. The accompanying 52-page booklet draws on David Attenborough’s experiences with stunning original photographs of the musicians and recordings. Presented by Songlines magazines and compiled & edited by Julian May.

TRACKLIST

Disc: 1
1. David Attenborough's introduction
2. Three Balanges
3. Solo Balange and drum
4. Za - Za Solo
5. Za - Za and Triangle
6. Bundu Society Dance
7. Dance of Welcome of the Bullon Tribe
8. Snatch of song
9. Bone Flute 1
10. Bone Flute 2
11. Hallelujah Chant
12. Gamelan Orchestra
13. Kris Dance
14. The Djoged
15. Gender Wayang
16. Kebiar
17. Tjapung Gangtuk
18. Genggong Music 1
19. Genggong Music 2
20. Flute Solo
21. Suling Suralaya (Celestial Flutes)
22. Dyak Marriage Celebration
23. Gambus Solo
24. Gambus Duet
25. Dyak Marriage Celebrations
26. Dyak Funeral Gongs
27. Porters Singing
28. David Attenborough's conclusion

Disc: 2
1. David Attenborough's introduction
2. Guira Campana (The Bell Bird)
3. Malvita
4. Iguazu
5. La Llegada (The Arrival)
6. La Viega Casa (The Old House)
7. Ndeve - Guarnte
8. Lucerito Alba (Little White Star)
9. Ne Rendápe Aju (I Come to You)
10. Campo Cerbo Leone
11. Galopera
12. Panambi Vera
13. The Lament of my Guitar
14. Tres de Mayo (Third of May)
15. Meke (Dance)
16. Tau Lunga
17. Nose Flute Trio
18. Sitting Dance
19. Meke
20. Taralala (Colonel Bogey)
21. Calling the Turtle
22. Land - Diving Songs 1
23. Land - Diving Songs 2
24. Two Valihas
25. Three Valihas
26. Merina Tribe
27. Walbiri Tribe Blooding Ceremony
28. Bull - Roarer
29. Bull - Roarer and Chant
30. Gunavidi Tribe
31. Burada Tribe - Yurlunggur Song
32. David Attenborough's conclusion


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