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Ragnar Johnson
Crying Bamboos : Ceremonial Flute Music From New Guinea Madang

Crying Bamboos : Ceremonial Flute Music From New Guinea Madang
Crying Bamboos : Ceremonial Flute Music From New Guinea MadangCrying Bamboos : Ceremonial Flute Music From New Guinea Madang




2x Vinyl LP Compilation



Release date

Apr 1, 2018

Ragnar Johnson - Crying Bamboos : Ceremonial Flute Music From New Guinea Madang | Ideologic Organ (SOMA030)

SOMA: ...Crying Bamboos is a translation of the pidgin description of the sound of sacred flutes: “Mambu i cry, i cry, i cry”.
Sacred flutes are blown to make the cries of spirits by adult men in the Madang region of Papua New Guinea. Pairs of long bamboo male and female flutes are played for ceremonies in the coastal villages near the Ramu River. There are seven male initiation flute cries from Bosmun, four flute cries from Bak: Borai with occasional single garamut percussion and two flute cries from Kaean, one with vocals and hand drums. The flute players were of the last generation to have learned this skill during a complete cycle of male initiation. These previously unreleased recordings were made in 1979.

Media: Mi
Sleeve: M


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Sonung - Pu-kil, Bosmun



Sonung - Rumbung Pulpak, Bosmun



Gombreh - Rumung, Bak



Saweh - Boma, Kaean



Sonung - Ga-ra-ra, Bosmun



Vagh - Buaraning, Bak



Sonung - Tomung Gingong, Bosmun



Sonung - Wamba, Bosmun



Gombreh - Gomkail, Bak



Sonung - Vilung Nyap, Bosmun



Maweh - Bomana Longo, Kaean



Vagh - Gateh, Bak



Sonung - Ga-neh, Bosmun


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