THE WORLD COLLECTION OF FOLK MUSIC

Note : The ADEM website lists only a selection of titles.  To consult the totality of the AIMP catalogue, visit the Musée d’ethnographie de Genève’s website.

ROUMANIA

 

Music from Maramures - Iza group

CD MEG-AIMP CXIV-VDE-1497

This CD features loan Pop, a central figure of contemporary Romanian folk music. It results from several field trips undertaken by ethnomusicologist Fabrice Contri and sound engineer Renaud Millet-Lacombe innorthwestern Romania...

CHINA

 

Master Tsar - the Art of the qin

CD AIMP CVIII-CVIX / VDE 1432/33, 2014

Mrs Tsar teh-yun (1905-2007) was not only a poet and calligrapher, but a fervent musician and eminent teacher. She devoted much of her long life to teaching the qin, the antique seven stringed zither...

KENYA

 

The obokano, lyre of the Gusii

CD AIMP CVII / VDE-1414, 2014
The deep, buzzing sounds of the large eight-stringed lyre known as the obokano are at the heart of the culture of the Gusii people from Kenya. The instrument belongs to the male sphere, so it associated with strength and power.

KASHMIR

 

Sufyana Kalam from Srinagar

Ustad Ghulām Mohammad Sāznavāz

Recording : Renaud Millet-Lacombe
Texts : Laurent Aubert, with the collaboration of Paul Grant

CD AIMP CVI / VDE-1410, 2013

ITALY

 

Polyphonies of the Four Provinces

INDONESIA

 

Songs of Biboki (Western Timor)

CONGO

 

Pygmy polyphonies from North-Congo

This album is the 100th CD published by the prestigious AIMP series. Fruits of recent recordings (2005-2008) undertaken in the north of Congo (Brazzaville), this disc offers a cross-section of musical repertoires, including the most significant songs of the pygmy communities.

ITALY

 

Music of the Albanians of Calabria

PORTUGAL

 

Music of the Island of Porto Santo (Madeira Archipelago)

COLOMBIA

 

Adoration of the Child God (Cauca department)

BULGARIA

 

The Art of the Gadulka

BALI

 

Terompong Beruk. The gamelan of Bangle

TURKEY

 

Dervish Ceremonies of Konya

BIRMAN

 

Classical Theatre Music

INDONESIA

 

Songs from the Islands of Flores and Solor

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Founded in 1951 at the Musée d’ethnographie de Genève, the AIMP (Archives internationales de la musique populaire) series is now one of the most prestigious CD collections of world music. Dedicated principally to ethnomusicologists’ recordings from in the field, the collection contains around one hundred titles of music from the five continents.  The collection is important not only for its musical content but also for the documentation that accompanies it.