PRICE: $18.00
IN STOCK
ARTIST
TITLE
Congo Traditional 1952 & 1957
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
SWP 046LP SWP 046LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
8/19/2014

New lower pricing. Music from another world! This collection of magnificent recordings merely touches on the richness and diversity of the traditional musics of the Congo, as found by Hugh Tracey in the 1950s. In the ensemble tracks we can hear his hand-held microphone technique, as he moves around with his one mike to highlight one instrument after the other -- a kind of instant mixing. But how many of these musical traditions have been lost since they were captured on tape -- urbanization and satellite TV have taken their toll. We are lucky to have these recordings, but they especially are a gift to the peoples involved, for the legacy as played by their forebears belongs to them. A compilation of tracks from the CDs SWP 009: On the Edge of the Ituri Forest, SWP 011: Kanyok and Luba, SWP 016: Forest Music. This LP is a 140 gram pressing by Pallas.