"Music of Indonesia, Vol. 10: Music of Biak, Irian Jaya" - Various Artists
- featured artist:Grups Ayfas, Roruki, Manderi, Samsena, Wambarèk and Choirs from Mara, Sor, 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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This album presents music for celebrations and church services on Biak Island in Irian Jaya. Wor songs, usually sung by choruses in seemingly chaotic, free-for-all style, were once central to traditional Biak society. Two other genres have recently developed: church songs, sung here by women's choirs in churches and in secular performances; and yospan, string based music for dance parties.