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Nonesuch Explorer Series / South Pacific: Island Music
Album:South Pacific: Island Music Collection:World
Artist:Nonesuch Explorer Series Added:09/2003
Label:Nonesuch Records 

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Add Date:2005-02-13 Pull Date:2005-04-17 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:17 Apr3 Apr13 Mar6 Mar27 Feb
Airplays:31111

 Recent Airplay
1.Dec 08, 2015:Clean Copper Radio COP TALK
Imene Tarava
4.Apr 13, 2005:brownian motion
Drum Dance
2.Jan 16, 2014:Aporeia
Vakamalolo Mixed Sitting Dae, Club Dance Meke Iwau
5.Apr 10, 2005:Subcutaneous Phycomycosis
Imenetuki, Mire, Tapa Cloth Beating, Drum Dance
3.Apr 14, 2005:Eran Mukamel
Imene Tarava
6.Mar 29, 2005:Eran Mukamel
Faikava Love Song

Album Review
Decca
Reviewed 2005-02-10 
From 1981, a mix of vocal and instrumental tracks from the Pacific Islands. The best are those that feature percussion. The rhythms are fascinating. Most everything is too short for my taste, and the sound quality is typical for field recordings, but it’s all so good.

*1. Fast, serious drumming.
*2. Women chanting, hollow percussion.
3. Fast call/response with women & children.
*4. Gospel chanting. Great blend of voices. Very cool.
5. Mostly slow, melodic male chanting.
*6. Sweet, delicate love song. Really pretty w/warm harmony.
7. Quiet water sounds, hand beating wooden boat, chanting.
*8. Delicate nose flute instrumental.
9. Stately chant w/perc & mixed chorus. Picks up towards end.
*10. Drums, claps, chanting. Fast & intricate.
*11. Starts midtempo, gets fast. Drumming, chanting. Driving.
12. Lively blend of voices, percussion. Fast call/response.
*13. Homemade bamboo guns ignited by kerosene. That’s it.
*14. Sweet, quirkly blend of panpipes playing at counterpoint.
15. Panpipes & shakers. Mid/uptempo.
*16. Crickets, clapping, panpipes. A cool nighttime recording.
17. Droning male chorus, shakers.
18. Women at work, high, whining chorus, shells.
*19. Female voices in harmony. Shakers. Midtempo.
20. Group chorus, midtempo. Gets fast at end. Claps.
21. Clapping. Chorus. Gets crazy-fast & busy.
22. Droning, relaxed male vocal.
*23. Drums, chorus. Really picks up, great drum/clapping solo.
24. A conche shell blowing curfew.
25. Delicate old lady voice. Sweet & kinda lazy.
26. Spoken word, drum. Then midtempo call/response.
*27. Nicely swaying choral track w/nice harmonies.

Track Listing
1.Drum Dance 14.Pan Pipes Rereo Taba
2.Tapa Cloth Beating 15.Pan Pipe Ensemble
3.Mire 16.Pan Pipes and Night Roar
4.Imenetuki 17.Spirit Song U'ula
5.Tau'a'alo 18.Shell Money Making
6.Faikava Love Song 19.Women's Song Kukuburi Sifoa
7.Octopus Fishing 20.Te Kamei
8.Fangufangu Nose Flute 21.Te Kawawa
9.Muli Tu Pe 22.Toddy Cutting Song
10.Male Fan Dance 23.Sasa
11.Club Dance Meke Iwau 24.Conche Shell Horn
12.Vakamalolo Mixed Sitting Dae 25.Tagi
13.New Year Celebrations 26.Ma'ulu Ulu
 27.Imene Tarava