Dancing with the Dead

Dancing with the Dead



While certainly not for everyone, this fascinating collection gathers audio recordings of death rites from around the world. The accompanying book offers detailed track-by-track liner notes as well as entertaining essays like "Death & Food" and "Death and Welcome To It." But the real treasure here are the recordings, which range from the hypnotic cadence of a Protestant eulogy in Florida to Asif Ali Khan's impassioned Sufi singing and an intricate drumming ceremony in Ghana. The incredible range of attitudes and approaches to death is an amazing thing to take in.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/16/1999
Label: Ellipsis Arts
UPC: 0052296420024
catalogNumber: 4200

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Performance Credits

Eureka Brass Band   Track Performer
Fong Naam   Track Performer
Camperos de Valles   Track Performer
Koo Nimo   Track Performer
Keith Mahone   Track Performer
Tianjin Buddhist Music Ensemble   Track Performer
Antanosy Mahafaly Peoples of Madagascar   Track Performer
Asif Ali Khan   Track Performer
Central African Republic Bokoto Music   Track Performer
Seka Gamelan Angklung   Track Performer
Gabriel Souza Carvaljio   Track Performer
Sanjukta Sen   Track Performer
Janet Leuchter   Mezzo-Soprano (Vocal)
Nani   Track Performer
Manzoor Hussain Santoo Khan   Track Performer
Lileh Choir Of Dmanisi   Track Performer
Pastor Ediemae Layne   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Wayne Vitale   Engineer
Jeffrey Charno   Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Charles Duvelle   Liner Notes

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