Aural Archipelago takes you on a guided tour of their work documenting the musical traditions of Indonesia through a selection of recordings drawn from their archives (auralarchipelago.com).
In this episode, you get a glimpse of the most musically diverse country on the planet — from centuries-old folk gamalan Banjar in South Kalimantan, to solo gambus lute and voice in Lombok, to the kibot Karo modern tradition of Batak Karo keyboard music, plus a new interview that focuses on the Sundanese mouth harp, karinding.
Featuring contributions from Sanggar Anak Pandawa, Kemur Jalil, Yanto Tarigan, Mang Udung, Cekkas, and Saung Mang Dedi.
Produced and mixed by Palmer Kee, Jared McCammon, and Aural Archipelago. Field recordings by Kimung. Transcribed and translated by Sinta Dwi Mustikawati.
This episode is commissioned by Nusasonic.