FOLK AND POP SOUNDS OF SUMATRA VOL. 2 by VARIOUS ARTISTS

SKU108207
ArtistVARIOUS ARTISTS
TitleFOLK AND POP SOUNDS OF SUMATRA VOL. 2
LabelSUBLIME FREQUENCIES
Catalog #SF 018
Genre
ReleaseW 17 - 2019
FormatVinyl - USLP
€ 34,99incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. Syamsudin - "Sigumendar"
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/sf_018_folk_and_pop_sounds_of_sumatra_vol__2/sf723541-01-01-01.mp3
  2. Gumarang Sakti - "Tari Garak Sapayuang"
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/sf_018_folk_and_pop_sounds_of_sumatra_vol__2/sf723541-01-01-02.mp3
  3. Iswani Ismail - "Nelayan
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/sf_018_folk_and_pop_sounds_of_sumatra_vol__2/sf723541-01-01-03.mp3
  4. Elly Kasi - "Ayam Den Lapeh"
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/sf_018_folk_and_pop_sounds_of_sumatra_vol__2/sf723541-01-02-01.mp3
  5. Ummi Nadra - "Senjah Indah
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/sf_018_folk_and_pop_sounds_of_sumatra_vol__2/sf723541-01-02-02.mp3
  6. Syamsudin - "Talang Denti"
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/sf_018_folk_and_pop_sounds_of_sumatra_vol__2/sf723541-01-02-03.mp3
  7. Fetty - "Pariaman"
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/sf_018_folk_and_pop_sounds_of_sumatra_vol__2/sf723541-01-02-04.mp3
  8. HJ Zahara - "Mali Ila Ahadin"
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/sf_018_folk_and_pop_sounds_of_sumatra_vol__2/sf723541-01-02-05.mp3

Description

From the infectious trance beat of Sumatra's Folk Dangdut music, featuring Rabab (violin) or Saluang (flute), to the highly-refined and glorious Orkes Gambus (Orchestral Arabic music with 'Gambus' literally meaning 'oud'), said to have been brought to the island by Islamic settlers from Yemen, the 18 tracks featured here will instantly convince the listener of the expressive beauty and diversity this wondrous Island has to offer to the world music theater..

Most of the musicians on this release are 'Minangkabau' or 'Minang' people who are devout followers of Islam as well as the world's largest Matrilineal society (a Minangkabau child is the descendent of his/her mother, not father). The other styles present are: Sitogol (storytelling in vocal style), Pop Minang music with Talempong (small, rounded gongs played with mallets), Tari, and Traditional Minang (music for ceremony and dance) and one brilliant track of Western pop. The music in this collection is from the 1960s through the 1980s and is all but forgotten by many Sumatrans who seem to prefer a more contemporary sound. Many of the older cassette tapes have disappeared from the markets and shops and are now thought of as antiques. As in many other countries around the world, modern technology has eclipsed the need for full ensembles/more organic forms of these pseudo-traditional styles. Keep in mind that this is not a document for the mere purpose of preservation, although it may serve as such.

Tracklist
Side 1
1. Syamsudin - "Sigumendar" (3:04)
2. Gumarang Sakti - "Tari Garak Sapayuang" (5:31)
3. Iswani Ismail - "Nelayan" (6:00)
Side 2
1. Elly Kasi - "Ayam Den Lapeh" (2:29)
2. Ummi Nadra - "Senjah Indah" (3:21)
3. Syamsudin - "Talang Denti" (2:52)
4. Fetty - "Pariaman" (3:23)
5. HJ Zahara - "Mali Ila Ahadin" (4:57)
Side 3
1. Mukhsin - "Tanjuang Sani" (4:07)
2. Ummi Nadra - "Taubat" (4:09)
3. Haba Haba Group - "Kijom Kijom" (2:07)
4. Syamsudin - "Bunga Rampai" (3:09)
5. Minang Traditional Group - "Vocal & Percussion" (1:51)
Side 4
1. Muchlis - "Salam Pembukaan" (4:22)
2. Syamsudin - "Bayang Terbyang" (1:41)
3. Ahmad Baki/Halimah Fadil - "Usah Dikenang" (6:09)
4. Minang Traditional Group - "Vocal & Horn" (3:15)