16 April 2013

Gula Tualah


Gula Tualah, in Music of Indonesia, Vol. 4: Music of Nias and North Sumatra: Hoho, Gendang Karo, Gondang Toba

Catalog Number: SFW40420
Credit Note: Gendang Lima Sedalanen
Cultural Group: Karo
Description: The Toba and Karo from North Sumatra developed complex instrumental traditions. The Toba, one of the few societies to use tuned drums to carry a melody, combine them with gongs and oboe-like instruments, creating dynamic melodies and rhythms. The Karo ensemble features expert drumming full of snaps and pops. The Ono Niha people from the island of Nias perform ornate choral songs called hoho, which use only four tones and embody their oral tradition. Unknown outside of Indonesia, these 1990 digital recordings include extensive notes. 72 minutes. "Its variety—in sound, feel, and purpose—is astonishing and inspiring." — Rhythm Music
Instrument: Sarunai; Gung & Penganak
Label: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Organization: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings & Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Smithsonian Institution
Original Language: Karo
Place: Indonesia
Producer: Yampolsky, Philip
Recording Location: Outdoors, Propinsi Sumatera Utara
Release Date: 1992
Source Archive: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Smithsonian Institution

Source : Music online

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