|1. From Morning Night to Real Morning||Year of Recording: 1991|
|2. Making Sago||Record Label: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings|
|3. Cutting Trees||Producer: Mickey Hart|
|4.Clearing the Brush||Field Recordings and Research: Steven Feld|
|5. Bamboo Jew’s Harp||Bosavi Assistants: Ayasilo, Gaima, Gaso, Gigio,|
|6. Relaxing By The Creek||Ayasilo, Gaima, Gaso, Gigio|
|7. From Afternoon to Afternoon Darkening||Tape Editing: Steven Feld, Jeff Sterling|
|8. Evening Rainstorm||Studio Engineers: Tom Flye, Jeff Sterling|
|9. Drumming||Photography: Steven Feld, Shari Robertson|
|10. Song Ceremony||Bambi Schieffelin|
|11. From Night to Inside Night||Cover artwork: Karyl Klopp|
|Series Ethnomusicology Consultant:
Fredric Lieberman, Ph.D.
Voices of the Rainforest is a recorded soundscape of a day in the life of the Kaluli people of Bosavi, Papua New Guinea. As the day progresses, one hears birds, water, insects and other ambient voices of the rainforest interspersed with Kaluli songs and instrumental sounds of work, leisure and ritual. The album was recorded with Mickey Hart’s advanced field recording gear by anthropologist and ethnomusicologist Dr. Steven Feld. Feld’s closeness to the Kaluli people afforded him a unique recording opportunity, and the quality of the recording equipment yielded among the clearest aural experiences of the rainforest short of being there. Voices of the Rainforest was issued in 1991 as part of “THE WORLD” series.
Learn more and support the Bosavi People by visiting the Bosavi Peoples Fund
Songs are a map of people’s experiences, and that’s the way you connect to them.
— Steven Feld
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