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ARTIST
TITLE
Music Of Indonesia: Malaku & North Malaku
FORMAT
2CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
CH 14232CD CH 14232CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
10/27/2003

"Celestial Harmonies has commenced a series of recordings which eventually will feature music from all of Indonesia's 26 provinces, as well as from the island of Timor, now divided into Timor and independent East Timor. At their closest point, Indonesia is about as far away from Australia as Cuba is from the United States, but there are worlds between the neighbours. Whilst the sounds from Bali and Java are quite well-known, in the west, the traditional music from the lesser known provinces has been a well-kept secret to most. The province of Maluku contains many diverse musical cultures, each based on a unique, creative synthesis of local traditions and outside influences. Many musical forms are linked to religious practices, including the church music-influenced styles of the Christians, the Middle East-influenced musical expressions of the Muslims and the music associated with ancestor and nature spirit-based religious beliefs."