WOMEN ARTISTS OF LAKE SEBU
Editions BUDA Musique (3017557)
"Aquiring this record is touching a little of the world's magic"
BEST ALBUM 2007 FOR ASIA AND MIDDLE-EAST
"COUP DE COEUR" AWARD 2008
Académie Charles Cros
This record is a sound portrait of the Lemhadong collective, and more generally the ecologic, social, musical and imaginary world of the Tboli.
Through the album, we can hear the boat gliding on the lake, the lushness of insects, the gallop of the horse, the laughters of guests at a party, and many other snapshots plunging the listener at the heart of the Tboli world, making it possible to grasp the music in the context from which it came out.
Through this music project, the women of Lemhadong are trying to open a new territory for these arts born in a disappearing forest culture...
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LUTE MUSIC IN TBOLI COUNTRY
FINNGUY FLANG & LUMING TUAN
Editions BUDA Musique (1987872)
This record is the first dedicated to the HEGELUNG lute, emblematic instrument of the Tboli, inhabitans of the superb region of Lake Sebu, in Southern Philippines.
Musicians Fingguy Flang and Luming Tuan let us discover this instrument both simple and refined, link between the forest and the people, of which they are brillant and inspired players.
This album is the first step in the partnership between ALTAMIRA and LEMHADONG, a group of Tboli musician women.
This record was awarded a "BRAVO" by Trad Magazine, the major french magazine dedicated to traditional music.
About the project
Trad Mag's "Bravos"
There are many reasons to stop and listen quietly to this record.
First, one cannot say that we are overwhelmed by the number of records of music from the Philippines. These expressions rarely reach us, though they are really worth hearing.
Then, we have here the opportunity to hear the hegelung lute played by two musicians who have been very well recorded. The sound is perfect, and we can savour with pleasure these instrumental pieces played solo, with six pieces per performer.
Finally, the music we can here listen to has a rare evocative richness. As often in Asia, instrumental music can describe, or more subtly, evoke. One evokes a bird, a conversation between lovers, the memory of a person or an important event... One also plays for dance or to render an instrumental version of a song.
Two strings are enough for this music, in the manner of the ducimer or the "epinette", a string playing the drone and the other one, the melody.
This rare CD is comparable to those published by PAN with Sarawak music from Borneo.