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RADIO SHUAR

29-12-2007

The late sound reporter Etto Krijger travelled in 1988 through the Amazone regions of Brazil, Ecuador and Peru to document the struggle of the indigenous people and their use of the radio to preserve and invigorate their culture. This programme was earlier broadcasted on 09-02-1989  

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LAO SONGCYLE
02-12-2006

Songs from Northern Laos reflecting the traditions and the change brought by modernisation and the government resettlement and assimilation policy. Music from the Khammu, Lamet, Hmong, Akha, Thai Puan and Lenten recorded on location.

 

 

 

 

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BRASS UNBOUND

07-08-2006
An overview of the Brass Unbound project of Rob Boonzajer Flaes on the world wide spread of the brass band orchestra from the colonial period onwards as an indispendable music tool of the mission, the military and government institutions and the emergence of many new musical styles and instruments inspired by the pomp and might of the brass band orchestra. Music exemples from Ghana, Nepal, India, Indonesia and Surinam. Earlier broadcasted on 11-09-1993.
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SIPSONGPANNA
08-05-2006
Sipsongpanna, a former Thai Lue kingdom, is nowadays a small autonomous region in southern China with a remarkable ethnic diversity. After decades of repression the traditional musics and cultures of the region are florishing again. A representative selection of recent field recordings from the region.
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JOHN COLLINS BOKOOR
05-12- 2005
John Collins, nowadays professor of music at the University of Ghana in Legon is a writer, musician, studio owner and publisher who for decades has been promoting Ghanaian popular music. In the program he talks about his career in music illustrated with recordings from his Bokoor studio and other publishers of Ghanaian Highlife.
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MAE BUASON

03-10- 2005

Mae Buason is the leading 'Saw' and 'Joy' singer of Lanna Thai. In the program you will hear unique recordings in which she demonstrates the different styles of both genres.

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THE BABENZELE

05-09-2005

Sound Reporters friend Louis Sarno lives among the Bayaka or Babenzélé ‘pygmies’ in the Central African Republic and is especially interested in their astonishing musicality from complex polyphonic group singing and polyrhythmic percussion till melodious hunting calls and intricate harp songs. In his recordings one can also hear the rare earth or ground bow of the many improvised and disposable instruments the Bayaka know. A number of the recordings have been published on the Sound Reporters CD Eboka. A partly modified rebroadcast of 06-01-1997

musicweapon

MUSIC AS A WEAPON

08-08 2005

A history in sound of the role music plays in war, revolution, and evoking the fighting spirit with examples from the Spanish civil war, the independence struggle in Aden, the war in Biafra and so on. A shortened version of an earlier broadcast from 28 April 1997.

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THE LAHU

09-05- 2005

Field-recordings from the Lahu Shehleh and the Black, White, Yellow and Red Lahu recorded in Laos, Thailand and Burma.

philips

THE AFRICAN MUSIC OF PHILIPS

22-11-2004

African music records produced and released by the Dutch multinational Philips for the local African and the international market between 1950 and 1980.

luang samtan

BEAUTIFULL AND SPECIAL

21-06-2004

An overview of 15 years of field recordings in mainland South-East Asia.

laos war

WAR MEMORIES FROM LAOS

15-03-2004

Field recordings from North Laos in which the atrocities of the ‘secret’ war the Americans waged in this part of the world are still vividly remembered.

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THE WA

10-11-2003

Field recordings of three Wa speaking ethnic groups in Burma (Wa, En, Loi) contrasted with recordings from the Yellow Lahu and the Thai Khün.

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ALAN LOMAX

25-11-2002

An hommage to Alan Lomax with a selection of his recordings and radio broadcasts.

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MARIND ANIM

28-10-2002

The only recordings ever made of the traditional music of the Marind Anim people of southern West Papua before their culture disappeared were made by a Dutch catholic priest Jan Verschueren.

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YAO

27-05- 2002

Field recordings of the Yao mountain people of South-East Asia. The story of the origin of humankind, a marriage ceremony and the deafening sound of the Dzat.

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THE LAND OF THE THREE FOGS

5-11-2001

Field recordings of the Thai Yai (Shan) ensemble Sam Mo Lan Salakan and of Luang Seri Tama playing the rare free reed instrument Pii Hom.

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KAREN HARPSONGS

28-5-2001

Tüpo and his producer Moo Rambo have revived and popularized the classical Karen harp song musical style in Thailand and Burma. Field recordings of Tüpo, and the more traditional Süpo and Sa-U

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AN OLD SONG OF DEMTA

30-10-2000

The Dutch linguist J. C. Anceaux recorded between 1954 and 1962 more than 400 songs in West Papua. For the first time these recordings are now accessible for the general public.

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ZITHER, BOW AND LYRE

15-5-2000

Field recordings of the Acholi and Baganda from Uganda in which string instruments as the zither, bow and lyre play a prominent role.

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CHILDREN'S VOICES

10-1-2000

An overview of children songs world wide with field- and published recordings.

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LAOS

15-11-1999

Field recordings from North and Central Laos with music from the Khammu, Lenten, Thai Dam, Thai Lue, Thai Neua, Hmong and the court musicians of the last king of Laos.

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AMSTERDAM GLOBAL VILLAGE

27-09-1999

A journey through Amsterdam in search of the many music cultures one can find from the Hindustani minimarket till the Chinese toko.

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SURINAM MOSAIC

12-04-1999

Surinam music recordings in Dutch audio archives. Caribs, Wayana, Arowak Indians, Creoles, Marrons, Hindustani and Javanese, a multicultural tapestry in sound.

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Endangered music

si nuan

CHANG SAW

04-01-1999

Field recordings of the ensemble Si Nuan Thung Pong playing the Chang Saw musical style from North-West Thailand in which alternating man-woman singing and the free reed wind instrument Pii Saw play an important role.

sjaman

SHAMANS AND NEO-SHAMANS

23-02-1998

SHAMANS AND NEO-SHAMANS. A confrontation between the reality of shamanistic rituals recorded in their context and the published recordings of self styled modern neo-shamans.

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AFRICAN ADVENTURE

12-01-1998

At the occasion of the premiere of a compilation of the travel movies Dutch industrialist Theo Regout made on his African journeys between 1924 and 1964, in this programme a selection of 78 rpm African records from the period.

 
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JENGI

08-12-1997

Sound Reporters friend Louis Sarno talks about the Jengi, the forest spirit of the Bayaka people he lives with and the music and rituals associated with this spirit. He plays examples of early  Jengi ‘music’ recordings among others from the 1946 Ogooue-Congo expedition from Rouget , Graisseau and Didier and examples of his own recordings pointing out changes in style over time and regional variations.

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hmong

THE MOUTHORGAN PLAYER NAI HUA

10-11-1997

Field recordings of the Hmong with a song on their creation myth and one of the masters of the Qeej, the Hmong mouthorgan, Nai Hua.

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radiolennep

WORLD MUSIC ON THE RADIO

08-09-1997

A history in sound of world music broadcasted on Dutch radio-stations from the 1930's onwards.

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MUSIC AS A WEAPON

28-04-1997

A history in sound of the role music plays in war with examples from the Spanish civil war, the independence struggle in Aden, the war in Biafra and so on.

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THAI MUSIC CIRCLE

24-02-1997

A concert recording of the London based Thai Music Circle performing classical Thai court music.

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FROM THE BIRDS HEAD TO THE STAR MOUNTAINS

27-01-1997

An overview of the recordings from the former Dutch New Guinea (West Papua) in the Dutch sound archives.

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eboka
THE BABENZELE
06-01-1997

Sound Reporters friend Louis Sarno lives among the Bayaka or Babenzélé ‘pygmies’ in the Central African Republic and is especially interested in their astonishing musicality from complex polyphonic group singing and polyrhythmic percussion till melodious hunting calls and intricate harp songs. In his recordings one can also hear the rare earth or ground bow of the many improvised and disposable instruments the Bayaka know. A number of the recordings have been published on the Sound Reporters CD Eboka.

andaman

DISAPPEARED VOICES

04-11-1996

An overview of the recordings of disappeared cultures, languages and nations in sound archives.

 
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YAMORE

05-02-1996

A live performance of the Surinam Carib Indian music and dance group Yamore.

 
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SAYEED KHAN

06-11-1995

Sayeed Khan, singer of  classical North Indian music, talks about his view on different world music styles.

 
lahu

THE LAHU

25-09-1995

Field recordings of the Lahu in North Thailand.

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na ayuthaya

TRADITIONAL MUSIC FROM THAILAND

01-05-1995

Thai traditional and folkmusic published by local cassette - publishing houses, rowing songs, boxing music, procession dances, chang saw, moo lam, luuk thung, court music and northern pop.

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karen

MUSIC OF THE KAREN

07-03-1994

Fieldrecordings of the Karen and Karenni in Thailand and Burma. Historic, legendary, epic, educational, instrumental and auto-biographic songs, dance music and music for rituals. First ever recordings of these unique music cultures

 
bewogen koper
BRASS UNBOUND
11-09-1993
An overview of the Brass Unbound project of Rob Boonzajer Flaes on the world wide spread of the brass band orchestra from the colonial period onwards as an indispendable music tool of the mission, the military and government institutions and the emergence of many new musical styles and instruments inspired by the pomp and might of the brass band orchestra. Music exemples from Ghana, Nepal, India, Indonesia and Surinam.
 
mongolie

MONGOLIA

14-03-1991

Field- and published recordings of the Mongol speaking people of Inner and Outer Mongolia.

 
shuar

RADIO SHUAR

09-02-1989

The late sound reporter Etto Krijger travelled in 1988 through the Amazone regions of Brazil, Ecuador and Peru to document the struggle of the indigenous people and their use of the radio to preserve and invigorate their culture.   

 
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NATURAL ART LABORATORY

22-09-1988

Natural and pre-historic sounds and the music of the Amazone Indians. A programme around the by Sound Reporters published cassettes Natural Art Laboratory and Amazone Indians.

 
toirano

THE CAVES OF TOIRANO

09-10-1986

Walter Maioli and friends play on prehistoric music instruments in the caves of Toirano. Later published by Sound Reporters.

 
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SAMPARI

26-06-1986

The Papua music and dance group Sampari recorded at The End of the World in Amsterdam.

 
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SOUND REPORTERS

23-01-1986

On Sound Reporters as a publisher of ethnic and electronic music and sound archeology.

 

De Wandelende Tak 1984-2006

This VPRO programme presented and produced by Walter Slosse and Magda van der Eecken was for  decades the only world music programme on the Dutch public radio with live performances, field recordings and rare records. Despite a large audience the programme was gradually strangled by budget cuts until it was finally abolished in december 2009..Below an overview of the programmes Sound Reporters was involved with..Unfortunately the streams have been deleted by the VPRO - advanced amnesia - one could say. Slowly they will be put back on the net. The red box around the radio tower is a sign of being on line again.
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Sound Reporters has been broadcasting radioprogrammes since 1979. One can navigate between the various progammes and broadcasting organisations SR was involved with by clicking the icons in the left column below. Unfortunately the VPRO and the Dutch Public broadcasting stations in general have without any notice deleted the major part of their digital archives which means that the radio tower links on the left are not working anymore. Some of the recordings are available on CD see our audio catalogue.

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