The Music of Islam Vol. 15: Muslim Music of Indonesia, Aceh and West Sumatra by Various Artists
About the Artist
Produced and recorded by Prof. Margaret J. Kartomi of the Department of Music at Monash University located in Melbourne, Australia, this final volume, in The Music of Islam series, is the first extensive sound documentation of its kind.
Over the past thirty years, as Prof. Kartomi and her fieldwork team traveled throughout most of the provinces of Indonesia to record traditional music, it became painfully apparent to her that one of the least known and most neglected categories of music in Indonesia were the Muslim-associated genres.
The music on this double CD are pieces selected from her extensive travels and work during 1392/1972-1406/1985, and feature numerous artists and ensembles, and were recorded in a variety of locations and acoustical environments. The instruments heard in this volume are both traditional Muslim instruments such as double-headed drums, frame drums, brass trays and the lute, as well as non-Muslim instruments such as bamboo flutes, oboes and bronze ensembles.