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Ragnar Johnson
Crying Bamboos: Ceremonial Flute Music from New Guinea: Madang
Ideologic Organ
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May 4, 2018


The ever wonderful Ideological Organ dive into the musical universe of Papa New Guinea and issue a series of recordings of traditional flute ceremonies. For the uninitiated, past releases include outings from Glasgow artist and ex-Volcanic Tongue staffer Heather Leigh, legendary band The Necks and Romanian avant-garde composer Iancu Dumitrescu. Basically, there’s a curatorial touch that you can trust at work here. These recordings date back to 1979 and were made by Ragnar Johnson on a field recording expedition to the island. Lush, organic music here that will hold huge appeal for Folkways fans etc.

Digital Track List

  1. 1 Pu-kil, Bosmun 6:58 Buy

    Pu-kil, Bosmun

  2. 2 Rumbung Pulpak, Bosmun 3:50 Buy

    Rumbung Pulpak, Bosmun

  3. 3 Rumung, Bak 9:22 Buy
  4. 4 Boma, Kaean 4:54 Buy
  5. 5 Ga-ra-ra, Bosmun 12:08
  6. 6 Buaraning, Bak 7:44 Buy

    Buaraning, Bak

  7. 7 Tomung Gingong, Bosmun 5:35 Buy

    Tomung Gingong, Bosmun

  8. 8 Wamba, Bosmun 9:18 Buy
  9. 9 Gomkail, Bak 8:37 Buy
  10. 10 Vilung Nyap, Bosmun 8:01 Buy

    Vilung Nyap, Bosmun

  11. 11 Bomana Longo, Kaean 5:04 Buy

    Bomana Longo, Kaean

  12. 12 Gateh, Bak 6:00 Buy
  13. 13 Ga-neh, Bosmun 11:31

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