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OT: West Papuan Music

From:Roger Mills <romilly@...>
Date:Wednesday, April 24, 2002, 22:41
I forward this from the AN-List.  It may be of interest to some of you.

A CD of recordings originally made by Dutch linguist Johannes Cornelis
Anceaux during his fieldwork on West Papuan languages (1954-61) has just
been released by Pan Records, in collaboration with the Royal Tropical

4013KCD. Muo Remé: Dance of the Cassowary; The Anceaux Collection
1954-1961; Anthology of Music from West Papua #1; Royal Tropical Institute:
The Music Collection. 2002.

It is available from:

Pan Records
P.O. Box 155
2300 AD

ph.: 71-521-9479
fax: 71-522-6869

Examples from the following northern West Papuan languages are included
amongst the 29 tracks: Biak, Bongo, Demta, Kayupulau, Nimboran, Ormu, Pom,
Sentani, Sko, and Yotafa, as well as Vanimo in Papua New Guinea. At least
two of the tracks also contain parts of songtexts in Tok Pisin: nos. 5
(from Sko) and 9 (from Kayupulau), a fact omitted in the notes.

Commercial releases from this part of the Pacific are rare indeed and such
historical materials are particularly welcome.

Don Niles
Senior Ethnomusicologist
Institute of Papua New Guinea Studies
P.O. Box 1432
Boroko 111