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Funeral Chant

from Tabaran by Not Drowning, Waving

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This song is a traditional funeral chant from the Oro province. The nut shakers are tied around the ankles of the dancers who stamp their feet in unison.


from Tabaran, released October 10, 1990
Digby Holeong : chant
Kennedy Toliman : chant
Fabian Tadoi : chant

Russel Bradley : foot shakers, claves
David Bridie : piano, keyboards, chant
Rowan McKinnon : chant
John Phillips :guitar
James Southall : foot shakers, palm broom, humdrum, claves


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NDW's music was haunting, evocative, brooding, sensuous and a million other words that excite people who type for a living. In record stores, you could usually find NDW filed under ambient or art-rock, ill-fitting labels if ever there were. Though they were often minimalist, they never made background music. Arty by comparison to other acts of the era, but they knocked out some glorious pop tunes. ... more

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