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Inuit – 55 Historical Recordings Of Traditional Music From Greenland 1905-87 (CD)
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  Inuit 55 Historical Recordings Of Traditional Music From Greenland 1905-87 (CD)
published in October 2016
CD digipack 6 page + 24 page booklet
out of print
 
More than an hour of ultra-rare documents, recorded in several places in Greenland and Canada from 1905 to 1987: the testimony of a century of Inuits recordings.
The complete booklet includes many notes, comments and photos. Voices recorded almost a hundred years ago in Greenland on wax glader cylinder… for today, hearing a lost shamanic story, a duel-song, a mournful melody… This record presents a unique collection of drumdance and songs—55 historical recordings of traditional Greenlandic music recorded between 1905 (by British ethnologist William Thalbitzer) and 1987, and collected by Danish ethnomusicologist Michael Hauser. This is—beyond the document in itself—a way to get lost in time and space. What is greatly astonishing is to discover how these people are close to ourself—hope, happiness, mourning… humanity is right there.
Also available on vinyl.