Part 1 link
An educational film produced by the Universities of Ibadan and Ife in Nigeria in 1974. Research and Script: Darius & Mary Thieme. Filmed by Francis Speed. Narrator: unknown.
Part 2 link
or download the complete video here
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Friday, May 14, 2010
A pleasant disc of Middle Eastern and Indian musics. There are also a few European traditional pieces that end up sounding a bit like bluegrass because of their twanginess. This record is not really all on the oud; the bandleader H. Aram Gulezyan also plays the sultania and the sarod. Each of these are described on the reverse.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
This is a disc demonstrating the instruments played in this specific region of Papua New Guinea by the four ethnic groups that reside there: the Sawos, Iatmul, Manumbu, and Chambri Lake people. The majority of the tracks are one or two players, and the arrangements are mostly very simple, focusing on a dissonance or rhythm. The volume is a bit low because there are twenty-two tracks.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
A compilation of singles released by Societé Ivoirienne du Disque. The label was founded in 1974 in the Ivorian capital of Abidjan by producer Catherine Oro. At its time, it was one of the first facilities for both recording and pressing on the continent. The tracks sound pretty unique compared to the music I'm familiar with produced in other West African countries circa 1975. Let me know if you run across a full length LP of any of these artists.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
This is a solid Ghanian funk group's LP from 1981. I was surprised that I needed to post this, but not only was it never reissued on cassette or compact disc, I could not find it on the internet anywhere. All I know is that when I search for it I get results for an Eno biography I've never read.