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Sacred Music of the World: Ceremonial Songs & Dances from 30 Cultures

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All Music Guide - Kurt Keefner
This two-disc set offers 30 tracks of devotional music from different non-Western cultures around the world. The first thing one notices is that other folks' religious music is not so sedate as, say, a Protestant hymn. There is a lot of rhythm and percussion, a lot of fascinating instruments, and a lot of very glad-sounding voices. A few tracks are recognizable from other ARC discs, so listeners can only assume that the collection is generally drawn from the ARC catalog. There are wonders too numerous to enumerate here. "Gorekone" is mbira music from Zimbabwe. The mbira, or thumb piano, sounds a little like a mellow xylophone. A chorus of them is divine. The group Fourth ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Kurt Keefner
This two-disc set offers 30 tracks of devotional music from different non-Western cultures around the world. The first thing one notices is that other folks' religious music is not so sedate as, say, a Protestant hymn. There is a lot of rhythm and percussion, a lot of fascinating instruments, and a lot of very glad-sounding voices. A few tracks are recognizable from other ARC discs, so listeners can only assume that the collection is generally drawn from the ARC catalog. There are wonders too numerous to enumerate here. "Gorekone" is mbira music from Zimbabwe. The mbira, or thumb piano, sounds a little like a mellow xylophone. A chorus of them is divine. The group Fourth World brings us "Yonati," drawn from the Jewish Kabbalistic tradition. The male solo vocalist has a voice that is almost operatic, like the grand old cantors of Europe. The second disc starts out with the music of Baul Bishwa, which like all Baul music is joyous and fun see Purna Das Baul for more details on the Bauls. Later there's some very creepy panpipe music performed by Ukamau; it's probably more what real pre-Columbian music sounded like, rather than the Iberianized stuff that passes for Andean music. Lots to enjoy!
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/4/2000
  • Label: Arc Music
  • UPC: 743037156028
  • Catalog Number: 1560
  • Sales rank: 208,953

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Lohi - G-Ana Khoe (2:39)
  2. 2 Kpele/Otu - Adzido Pan African Dance Ensemble (4:14)
  3. 3 Bata - Adzido Pan African Dance Ensemble (3:39)
  4. 4 Gule Wamkulu Mask Dance - Adzido Pan African Dance Ensemble (5:19)
  5. 5 Gorekone @@Stella Rambisai Chiweshe (4:47)
  6. 6 Yonati @@The Fourth World (7:13)
  7. 7 Bestenigar Pesrev (4:39)
  8. 8 Hijaz @@Maulawis (4:03)
  9. 9 Baba Karam @@Hamadanian (11:52)
  10. 10 Lamhat Akhiri Mere (7:50)
  11. 11 Morning Prayer in Golden Temple (6:48)
  12. 12 In Praise of Rama - DJ Babu (4:04)
  13. 13 Jayamangala Astagtha (5:12)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Body and Mind -Deho Mone - Baul Bishwa (5:39)
  2. 2 Morning Praise for Bhairava in Temple (3:14)
  3. 3 Lama Cchopa (5:16)
  4. 4 Bodg Dunschingaraw - Egschiglen (5:22)
  5. 5 Rebirth of a Shaman @@Sakha (2:52)
  6. 6 Tamuke - Richard Stagg (4:27)
  7. 7 Dinuy-Ya - Fiesta Filipina (2:23)
  8. 8 Luang Prabang Pi Mai (3:24)
  9. 9 Lieng Pii (3:26)
  10. 10 Bullima - Mark Atkins (4:29)
  11. 11 Sepik Flutes Kanengara (4:05)
  12. 12 Khalasasaya - Ukamau (2:03)
  13. 13 Huichu Pampa - Ukamau (3:57)
  14. 14 Yambalu @@El Perystile De Mariani (4:59)
  15. 15 Santeria @@Afrocuba De Mantanzas (2:33)
  16. 16 Buterfly Dance (5:14)
  17. 17 Eagle Dance (2:34)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
David Fanshawe Recorder
Adzido Pan African Dance Ensemble Track Performer
Ukamau Track Performer
Deben Bhattacharya Recorder
Robin Hogarth Recorder
Fiesta Filipina Track Performer
Egschiglen Track Performer
Baul Bishwa Track Performer
Larrikin Recorder
Technical Credits
Richard Stagg Text
Deben Bhattacharya Introduction
Jesse Reuben Wilson Cover Design
Karin Tubbesing Text
Traditional Composer
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