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Black Mirror: Reflections in Global Musics (1918-1955) CD

Recordings made between 1918-1955 compiled by Ian Nagoski. A compilation of 24 recordings from the first half of the 20th century of music from Syria, Bali, Scotland, Thailand, Ukraine, China, Cameroon, India, Turkey, Germany, Spain, Vietnam, Yugoslavia, Japan, Poland, Greece, Java, Portugal, Laos, Sweden and Burma, all newly transferred and mastered from 78 rpm discs, at least 18 of which have never been issued before on CD (all but one never having been previously reissued in the U.S.). Influenced by Pete Whelan's Origin Jazz Library, Pat Conte's Secret Museum of Mankind, Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music, Henry Cowell's Music of the World's People, Alan Bishop and Hisham Mayet's Sublime Frequencies label, Lance Ledbetter's Goodbye, Babylon, Michael Snow's The Last LP and much more. Sounds like zamr, naa phaat piphat, gong kebyar, Northumbrian piping, periya melam, rhumba, Carpathian weddings, Rulin opera, Uilleann piping, Bollywood, dan bau, Handel, rembetika, gusle, tembang sunds, flamenco, fado, prayer, djanger, kabuki and yien pwe.
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