SmartSellTM - The New Way to Sell Online

We won't be beaten by anyone. Guaranteed

Music of Indonesia, Vol. 7

Hurry - Only 2 left in stock!
Album: Music of Indonesia, Vol. 7: Music from the Forests of Riau and Me
# Song Title   Time
1)    Tetigo
2)    Atip
3)    Samo Kuantan
4)    Anak Tonga
5)    Ondai Bondai
6)    Balai Pusing
7)    Excerpt From a Belian Ritual: Lancang Tujuh Setali
8)    Menanyo Kejadian Puan (Excerpts)
9)    Janda Pulang Bepauh
10)    Serama Angin / Cincang Paul Dangkal
11)    Mapopoalat - (excerpt)
12)    Atuakkiwan
13)    Urai Panoga Kagerat
14)    Urai Pameruk
15)    Urai Turuk Titirere
16)    Urai Turuk Bilou
Product Details
Performer Notes
  • Recorded in Sumatra from 1993 to 1994.
  • As in South America, Indonesia's forest peoples are threatened by development and urbanization. The Petalangan people of Riau in the highlands of East Sumatra were down to 20,000 at the time these recordings of private songs, and music and dance from shamanistic healing rituals were made. The Petalangan highly respect their musicians and shamans, who guide them through religious practices rich in symbolism. Weather conditions disperse the community into small bands during part of the years. This cyclic migration and their threatened status add extra intensity to their musical manifestations.
  • The Riau selections begin with xylophone and gong music, most of it performed simply for the entertainment of the players. The music consists of interlocking patterns, sometimes performed by two players who sit facing each other. This intimate, portable music is used at times when the community is dispersed. Next come three selections of more percussive music that would accompany a healing ritual. Hand drums cycle through a variety of rhythms. The shaman plays an iron rattle and sings in a thin, creaky voice as he circulates among the musicians. In each piece, the intensity builds steadily, in one case culminating in squeals of glee from the crowd.
  • The volume concludes with six selections from the Mentawai, an unrelated forest people from Siberut, an island off the west coast of Sumatra. A woman sings two private songs accompanied by her 12-year-old niece on flute. Lyrics improvised to a familiar song convey the feeling of eavesdropping on a person distractedly singing while at work. A moaning chant performed by three older men during a curing ritual conveys a distinctly spiritual mood. Their voices climb into head voice, and ultimately falsetto as they praise a particular bird. The final piece features foot stamping, high-toned drums playing a triplet rhythm, vocal animal imitations, and a single male voice singing a drawn out melody over the top. The trance dance concludes with wild cries suggesting the shaman's communion with the spirit world. ~ Banning Eyre
Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
Home » Music » World Music » Asia » Indonesian
People also searched for
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Music of Indonesia, Vol. 7: Music from the Forests of Riau and Me on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by, Inc.
Back to top