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Various Artists: Music of Indonesia 15: South Sulawesi Strings

With its ongoing series documenting the music of Indonesia, Smithsonian Folkways is helping to illuminate our understanding of this vast and complex region, demonstrating musical life beyond gamelan. While the Indonesian gamelan music of Bali and Java has exerted a bold influence globally, it accounts for only one tradition of many lesser-known styles. Take, for example, one of the three new titles in the series (which will ultimately number 20): Music of Indonesia 15: South Sulawesi Strings, (Smithsonian Folkways 40442; 74:27) presents entrancing string music from the island formerly known as “Celebes,” west of Borneo and south of the Philippines.

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