Sound and vision blog

15 September 2009

Recording of the week: Traditional love songs from Kiribati

Great harmonies from the lead singer and several male backing singers accompanied on one guitar and one banjo:

http://sounds.bl.uk/View.aspx?item=025M-C0205X0001XX-0100V0.xml#

'Recording of the Week' highlights gems from the Archival Sound Recordings website, chosen by British Library experts or recommended by listeners. This week's item was selected from the Simon Seligmann Kiribati Recordings collection by Dr Janet Topp Fargion, curator of World & Traditional Music at the British Library Sound Archive. The recording was made in South Tarawa, the capital of the Pacific island republic of Kiribati in August 1985 by Daisy Maerere and Simon Seligmann.

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