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The Source of Sound

fri 27 mar 2020 21:00 

The Source of Sound involves the material, the movement and the vibration of which music arises.

The Source of Sound, episode 53: Healing Songs.

Today’s episode of The Sound of Source is about the healing power of music, including  healing songs and dances, singing healers and music with which a soul is said farewell. The program starts with an old Greek ode to Asclepius, the ancient Greek god of medicine and healing, followed by healing dances from Cambodia, the Tuareg from Mali,  the !Kung San living in Botswana and the Aka people from Central Africa. You can also listen to Siberian and American shamans and, from the highlands of Vietnam, music intended for the soul of the deceased. We’ll end this programme with a unique recording of a healing ritual performed by the Thai Dam in Laos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

01 Paean to Asclepius                                                           6’24
Christodoulos Halaris
CD Music of Ancient Greece
Orata ORANGM 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

02 Angchoeung Kru                                                              6’30
Les Musiciens du Palais Royal
LP Cambodge
Galloway records GB 600 520 B, a3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

03 Tuareg medicinal chant                                                   6’47
Ahem Mediferai
LP Africa Drum. chant & instrumental music
Nonesuch explorer H-72073, b1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

04 Khakassi shaman’s incantation                                       2’23
LP Voyage en USRR 10 Siberie Extreme Orient Extreme Nord
Le Chant Du Monde LDX 74010, a10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

05 Throwing songs of four individual medicine men       3’29
Chief Logan
LP Songs from the Iroquois Longhouse
The library of Congress AFS L6, A6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

06 Giraffe dance a large traditional healing dance           10’47
LP Healing Dance Music of the Kalahari San
Ethnic Folkways FE 4316, a3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

07 le spasme du sanglot                                                            1’53
Amĭ H’Doň, Amĭ Yang, Yă H’Nguôn, Yă H’Phŭt, Yă H’Riu, Yă Y-Bok
CD Viêt-nam: Anthologie de la Musique Êdê
Buda records 92726-2, track 7

08 apaisement du spasme du sanglot                                    1’14
Amĭ H’Doň, Amĭ Yang, Yă H’Nguôn, Yă H’Phŭt, Yă H’Riu, Yă Y-Bok
CD Viêt-nam: Anthologie de la Musique Êdê
Buda records 92726-2, track 9

09 souffler les tuyaux en chantant le ae rei               `         2’26
Amĭ H’Doň, Amĭ Yang, Yă H’Nguôn, Yă H’Phŭt, Yă H’Riu, Yă Y-Bok
CD Viêt-nam: Anthologie de la Musique Êdê
Buda records 92726-2, track 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 pothi                                                                                           2’17
Ensemble de gongs des Jörai Hrap
CD Gongs. Vietnam-Laos
Playa Sound PS 65256, track 20

11 thong de adruh                                                                         2’29
Ensemble de gongs des Bahnar
CD Gongs. Vietnam-Laos
Playa Sound PS 65256, track 25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12 Thai Dam ritual                                                                                16’50
Bun Sem
rec: Fred Gales / Sound Reporters

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