"Music of Indonesia, Vol. 12: Gongs and Vocal Music from Sumatra" - Various Artists
- featured artist:Talempong Pariangan Padang Panjang,Talempong Sikatuntuang Bunga Setangkai, Talempong Unggan, etc.
- region:South East Asia
- release year:1996
- Audio File / Digital
- CD (Compact Disc)
- MC (Music Cassette)
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- publisher:Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
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Melodic gong ensembles and male singing with percussion are found throughout Sumatra. Two of each are heard here: West Sumatran talempong (in two contrasting forms): kulintang from Lampung, at the southern end of the island; the choral didong songs of the Gayo in Aceh; and Salawat dulang, competitive duet singing from west Sumatra that surprisingly uses popular songs as a vehicle for commenting on points of Islamic doctrine.