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The Moken: Sea Gypsies Of The Andaman Sea

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Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
1
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
07-05-2001
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Barcode:
714822091923
Packaging:
Jewel Case
Catalog Number:
TSCD919
The Moken: Sea Gypsies Of The Andaman Sea
The Moken: Sea Gypsies Of The Andaman Sea

Description

The release of The Moken - Sea Gypsies of the Andaman Sea continues the successful collaboration between Topic Records and The National Sound Archive of The British Library.The Moken are one of a small number of tribes of sea gypsies who have been sailing up and down the west coast of the Malay Peninsula for hundreds of years. This recording was made on a deserted beach between surf and jungle and the music is wild and unpredictable, full of warmth and drama and yet as detached from our world as their hard, uncertain sea-faring lifestyle. The songs draw on their experience and daily lives and actions and interpersonal relationships.The full notes in the extensive booklet fill in the fascinating background to this unique people and paints a vivid picture of their circumstances.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Ngai Loi La Aung (The Woman Has Gone Digging For Yam In The Forest And Has Left Her Youngest...)
  3. Lu Iu Ma Iu (Brother And Brother)
  4. Jorda (Brother And Brother 2)
  5. Be Touk (I Give To You My Greetings)
  6. Be Eye Ma Iu Lui Iu Ka Nang (Be Happy At Home Seeing That The Woman Is Happy)
  7. Ma Nok (Chicken Song)
  8. Title Unknown
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