"Music of Indonesia, Vol. 10: Music of Biak, Irian Jaya" - Various Artists

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.


Various Artists


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