Primitive music of the world

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  • Format Sound Recordings
  • Contributors
  • Publication New York : Folkways Records, [1962] ©1962
  • Series
  • Physical Details
    • 2 audio discs : 33 1/3 rpm, microgroove ; 12 in
  • OCLC ocm02993531
  • Credits
    • Includes music performed by musicians from various tribes; Semambu (Borneo), Pygmies (Itri Forest), Magindanao (Philippines), Navajo, Black Caribs (Honduras), Maori


  • Some selections previously released.
  • Program notes by the editor (8 p.).


  • Murut music of North Borneo: Timpun (chant) -- Music of New Guinea: Spirit flutes ; Spirit flutes -- Music of Malagasy: Drumming for a ceremony ; Singing for dancing ; Drumming for dancing -- Music of Panama: Flute music ; Flute music -- Pygmies of the Itutri forest: Elephant hunt song -- Music of Australia: Cloud chant -- Music of North Japan: Hero narrative poem ; Narrative poem ; Ceremonial drinking song -- Music of Malagasy: Ceremonial song -- Music of the Eskimos: Girl's game -- Music from Malaya: Alus (Spirit of the tiger) ; Nose flute melody -- Music of the Navajo Indians: Night chant (Yeibichai) ; The enemy way dance -- Music of the Black Caribs of Honduras: Ahorohani (work song) -- Songs of Assam: Abor song no. 3 -- Lappish Joik songs from Northern Norway: Song about a man ; Song about a cow -- Music of the Magindanao of the Philippenes: Man singing a love song ; Woman singing a lullaby ; Flute solo ; Drum music -- Folk music of the Western Congo: Bapende chorus ; Drumming- Bambala dance ; Signal drumming ; Sansa and chorus, Bapande ; Xylophone, Bapende -- East Indian music in Trinidad: Religious music -- Music of Turkmen: Male solo ; Flute solo ; Male solo -- Music of Ceylon (Sri Lanka): Vedda ceremonial song-- Music of Angola: Festivity -- Music of Panama: Male solo -- Music of the Andes: Boru flute solo -- Music of New Zealand: Maori song with chorus (HAKA ot Wairangi)
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