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Africa, Middle East and S E Asia
(1967-94)

A marvellous conservation of endangered folk music"

This collection of 800 tapes, 400 hours, is predominantly from North and East Africa, recorded between 1969 and 1975. This major research also includes 50 tribes from Kenya. All recordings are made on stereo analogue tapes, matched with coloured slides. The collections also include recordings from the Middle East (late 60s) and from South East Asia (1994) on digital format.

Countries

Africa

EGYPT, SUDAN, UGANDA, KENYA, TANZANIA & ZANZIBAR, SENEGAL

Middle East

Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia

SE Asia

INDIA, THAILAND, LAOS

Music Content

African Tribes / Peoples

Abaluhya, Bahak, Boni, Boran, Chuka, Dinka, Dogodia, El Molo, Embu, Gabbra, Giriami, Imatong, Koro, Lamu, Latuka, Luo, Masai, Njemps, Pokot, Pokomo, Taita, Tuken, Nyemwezi, Samburu, Shilluk, Sukuma, Wagogo, Wakamaba, Zande

Music Types

Ceremonial, Folk, Witchcraft Ritual, Christian, Muslim
Recitations, hunting songs, nature songs, cattle songs, love songs, social dances, Initiation rites, courtship dances, lion hunting, fishing songs, ritual dances

Instruments

Rebbaba, horn, harp, marimba (xylophone), skin drums (various), chepkombis, wood drum, thumb piano (various), bells whistle, reed trumpet, kaen (bamboo flutes), war drums

Environmental

Thunderstorms, swamp and river FX, mosquitos, frogs, crickets, oil pipes gurgling