The Secret Museum of Mankind, Vol. 2

The Secret Museum of Mankind, Vol. 2


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Vol. 2 of The Secret Museum of Mankind: Ethnic Music Classics, 1925-48 is a diverse collection of old and rare international musical recordings. Opening with an all male choral bellow from a 1930s New Caledonian group, this CD jumps to a Bulgarian rachinitza, a lyrical Puerto Rican aguinaldo that's usually associated with Christmas festivities, and a Hindustani vocal display by a jamming scholar. The rest of the CD continues along in a similarly adventurous way, presenting early 20th century recordings from Turkish, Sri Lankan, Ukranian, Algerian, and Tibetan cultures, to name but a few. Of particular note is a recording of a Sundanese group. The wailing sounds of the Javanese rebab (a single stringed spiked fiddle) and the suling (bamboo flute) provide a wafting backdrop for the ether-like vocals of the group's singer, Miss Narem. From another island nation, Trinidad, comes the CD's upbeat ninth track, "Old Time Cat-O'-Nine." Backed up by his band the Tiger, Lord Invader attempts to persuade his fellow citizens to send the country's hooligans off to another island, Carrera Prison. In short, Vol. 2 is yet another interesting and great sounding contribution to The Secret Museum's set of old real "world music" recordings.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/22/1995
Label: Yazoo
UPC: 0016351700520
catalogNumber: 7005
Rank: 65478

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Angus Chisholm   Track Performer
Invader   Track Performer
Rita Abadzi   Track Performer
John Bhengu   Track Performer
Theodore J. Swystun   Track Performer
Narayanrao Vyas   Track Performer
A. Kostis   Track Performer
Mita Stoycheva   Track Performer
Canario Y Grupo   Track Performer
Shangaan Choir   Track Performer
Nji Iti Narem   Track Performer
Evstratios Kalogeridou   Track Performer
Corale Corse   Track Performer
Feituk A. Sumeiyat   Track Performer
Fréres Sciallour   Track Performer
C. Benjamin Fernando   Track Performer
H.D. Manuel   Track Performer
Cuartetto Iberia   Track Performer
G. Kurmangaliev   Track Performer
Mahieddine   Track Performer
Bau In Da Li Ga   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Pat Conte   Producer,Liner Notes

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