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Folk songs and sounds recorded in the Paro and Wangdi Phodrang districts of Bhutan

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Title
Folk songs and sounds recorded in the Paro and Wangdi Phodrang districts of Bhutan
Names
Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Associated name)
Collection

Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection. Audio materials

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1970 - 1979 (Questionable)
Table of Contents
Mulateer calling and bells on mules (0:00-1:32) -- Mulateer plays flute (1:33-2:48) -- Country song in Lhuentse Dzong, Sep. 13th (2:49-5:00) -- Countrymen signaling (5:01-6:26) -- Song about yaks (6:28-9:04) -- "Yaketeer" whistle (9:06-9:40) -- Lama's puja, Lhuentse Dzong (9:41-11:58) -- Flailing sound, Laya (12:01-12:36) -- Laya, village dance [men singing] (12:37-15:01) -- [women singing] (15:02-17:05) -- [man singing with background voices talking] (17:06-17:48) -- Yaks in upper hills, Sep. 20th (17:58-18:34) -- Drum song, Gasa Dzong (18:36-19:06) -- Woman singing, Gasa Dzong (19:07-24:39) -- Recitation, Gasa Dzong (24:45-26:28) -- [Dong lingm tones, Dzong] (26:29-29:40) -- [Man singing a trail song], ends abruptly (29:41-32:27)
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LT-7-A 2374
Topics
Folk music -- Bhutan
Sounds -- Bhutan
Nature sounds
Genres
Field recordings
Music
Notes
Content: Title and location provided by cataloger based on audition and handwritten notes on original container.
Content: Handwritten notes on original container: "Sept. 8-27 Dotenng [Doteng Gewog, Paro District, Bhutan] to Wangd[i] Phodrang [district, Bhutan]".
Content: Accompanying handwritten inserts: 1. "Bells on mules - along trail, Calling mules / Mulateer play flute - (high background level) / Lynche Zong [sic] - 2 men 3 women, singing song / Barrymen [sic] signaling / Song about Yaks, good / Llama [sic] praying at Lynche [sic] / Flaying Volly [sic]" ; 2. "Dance in the same village / Yaks in upper hills of Bhutan / Gaza Zong [sic] - playing drums / Singing song - woman / Resitation [sic]".
Content: Handwritten post-it note attached to original container: "Smithsonian tapes - Birds ; go to David Tudor letter".
Numbering: Donor's inventory number: R135.
Venue: Recorded in, Paro, Bhutan, and, Wangdi Phodrang, Bhutan, [probably 1970's?].
Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.
Language: Recorded songs are performed in Dzongkha with brief English introductions of the recordings.
Citation/reference: Forms part of the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection.
Physical Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audiotape reel (33 minutes) : analog, 3 3/4 ips, half track, mono ; 3 in. rewound onto an archival 7 in. reel
Sound quality is mostly good; recording volumes are uneven and there are occasional background sounds. An unidentified speaker introduces most of the recordings.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
Dzongkha
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 890150657
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20291004
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): dc5ea550-b7b8-0133-2cd0-3c07547a230f
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  • 1970: Created (Approximate)
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Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Folk songs and sounds recorded in the Paro and Wangdi Phodrang districts of Bhutan" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1970 - 1979. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/de219c70-b7b8-0133-e7bf-3c07547a230f

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Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Folk songs and sounds recorded in the Paro and Wangdi Phodrang districts of Bhutan" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 18, 2021. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/de219c70-b7b8-0133-e7bf-3c07547a230f

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Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1970 - 1979). Folk songs and sounds recorded in the Paro and Wangdi Phodrang districts of Bhutan Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/de219c70-b7b8-0133-e7bf-3c07547a230f

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Folk songs and sounds recorded in the Paro and Wangdi Phodrang districts of Bhutan