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The Secret Museum of Mankind, Vol. 1

The Secret Museum of Mankind, Vol. 1
Ethnic Music Classics: 1925-48

Yazoo 7004; Ordering Information;
Volume 2

"One of the most consistently rewarding world
music compilations in years, the cuts range from
Macedonian fiddle jaunts to Puerto Rican
Christmas tunes, from Abyssinian religious chants
to ominous Japanese court music. The instruments
include Ukrainian sleigh bells, Sardinian triple
pipes, Vietnamese moon lutes and Ethiopian one-
string violins...a profound artistry lurks
beneath the alien vernaculars." - Village Voice
"Constitutes secret museum of humanity.
Recordings of a little bit of everybody from
everywhere, singing and playing like there would
be no tomorrow. What an overwhelming
collection of voices, instrument textures,
song types and grooves." - St. Louis Riverfront Times
"Extraordinary delights...there is nothing here
less than interesting, and much is simply
breathtaking. "
- Folk Roots

Compiled here are many of the greatest performances of world and ethnic music ever recorded. This volume represents a trip around the world, stopping at each port to sample one of that country's finest recordings of its indigenous music. Each of these recordings was captured at a period during the golden age of recording when traditional styles were at their peak of power and emotion. Included inside are extensive notes a beautiful period photographs that work together with the music to communicate an exciting sense of discovery.
Sitar player at a house-boat party on the Jhelum River, ca. 1890
Gorale string band near Krakow, 1907
Gypsy gathering near Sacromonte at the turn of the century
Sitar player at a
house-boat party on the
Jhelum River, ca. 1890
Gorale string band near
Krakow, 1907
Gypsy gathering near
Sacromonte at the turn
of the century

1.NIGERIA,
ELEJA CHOIR,
Jubilee Anthm

2.SARDINIA,
EFFISIO MELIS,
Fiorassio

3.RUSSIA,
SAVELLI WALEVITCH,
Techudo Techudiessa

4. CEYLON,
FONESKA, AND PARTY,
Kapirigna
5. RAJAHSTAN,
BHOORA SINGH, AND PARTY,
Jat Song
6. CUBA,
SEPTETO MATAMOROS,
Oye Mi Coro
7. RUMANIA,
ANON. GROUP,
Dance Song
8. VIET NAM,
HOANGE-VUY,
Lo'i SÔng Nui
9. MACEDONIA,
STEPHANYA G. PENCHEVYA,
Selska Raschentitza
10. SOCIETY ISLANDS,
LES TAMARU,
'Upa-'Upa
11. MOROCCO,
RAOUL JOURNO,
Ma Thama Zinek
12. SOUTH AFRICA,
ZWABESHO SIBISI,
Angihambe

13. JAPAN,
IMPERIAL HOUSEHOLD ORCHESTRA,
Ise'-no-Umi
14. INDIA,
MASTER MANAHAR BARVE,
Gungru Tarang
15. THE BASQUE,
TRIKI-TRIKI,
Te Quiero Bilbaina
16. SWEDEN,
ERIC SAHLSTROM,
Byggnan
17. YIDDISH,
RADERMAN-BECKERMAN ORCHESTRA,
A Europaische Kolomyka
18. POLAND,
GORALSKA ORKIESTRA,
Nie Smuccie Sie Tatry
19. JAMAICA,
LORD COMPOSER,
Hilly And Gully Ride; Mandeville Road
20. ABYSSINIA,
HAILE, IGHIGOU, ET AL.,
Medina
21. ANDALUCIA,
LA NIÑA DE LOS PEINES,
Alegrias
22. VISAYAN ISLANDS,
DUETTO PAMOLINAO,
Naidasay Toy Pusoc
23. FIJI,
ANDI THAKAMBAU,
Isa Lei
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