Vietnam: Minorities from the Central Highland and Coast
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Music from Vietnam 5
Minorities from the Central Highland and Coast
(Caprice, Sweden)

These recordings were made with a modern mobile digital studio by Swedish Radio in the Central Highlands and on the coast. The music is primarily vocal, accompanied by drums, flutes, horns, shawms, bamboo and porcelain instruments, with a strong emphasis on gongs handed down through many generations.

Listen to some tracks from the CD:

  • 1 Pep e jun
  • 2 Pep e jun
  • 3 Ntoong soh
  • 4 Pa go nang Gogn
  • 5 Plan phang
  • 6 Yu to lia
  • 7 Poh the ako porro
  • 8 Poh ro la atau
  • 9 Pom ro kémui
  • 10 Che-hut chan laxier
  • 11 Kram dam bôt ku
  • 12 Ka ko po
  • 13 Héru xring xak
  • 14 Bat jong dun
  • 15 Bok roh bro ho tua ding dung
  • 16 Hong
  • 17 No oai di chi oai koh pu
  • 18 Kon dray tan brai
  • 19 Kpu leh
  • 20 Sieu nhot
  • 21 Po ro cha ba
  • 22 Ba ham bani
  • 23 Chek mulek
  • 24 Aria muyut
  • 25 Ka thoung
  • 26 Atoruwo ratlay
  • 27 Cha ly thai
  • 28 Néhar éoh
  • 29 bédieng con kuot chpa cup
  • 30 Sapi See other titles in this series from Vietnam, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Honduras, Uganda, Tanzania & Zanzibar and Mozambique

    The record label says:
    Vietnam is a fantastically rich country, perhaps not from an economic viewpoint, but certainly when it comes to music. We offer for the first time the possibility of encountering the music of nine out of the more than fifty minority groups that live in different parts of the country.

    These recordings were made with a modern mobile digital studio in the Central Highland and on the coast, and they do justice to an entirely unique and exciting world of sound.

    The music is vocal, and instrumental: there are drums, flutes, horns, shawms, bamboo and porcelain instruments, but above all gongs, handed down through many generations. In a world where the wheels of communication are rolling ever faster, these people are struggling to preserve and develop their cultural identity and their music. And with these recordings, that are truly unique, we can meet musical worlds that have lived their own lives for centuries, and that are now accessible to ears that are curious.

    Pay a visit to the Cham, the Raglai, the Bahnar, the Xo-dang and the Giarai and delight in their music from rites and religion, work and festivities. Welcome to a musical journey among buffaloes and elephants in the Vietnamese highlands.

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