Nonesuch Explorer Series / Tahiti: the Gauguin Years
Album: Tahiti: the Gauguin Years   Collection:World
Artist:Nonesuch Explorer Series   Added:Jul 2003

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-10-06 Pull Date: 2003-12-08 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Nov 2 Oct 26 Oct 19
Airplays: 1 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 08, 2015: Clean Copper Radio COP TALK
Bamboo Drums and Dance of Sr
4. Oct 20, 2003: told ya so!
Bamboo Drums and Dance of Sr
2. Oct 28, 2003: At the Cafe Bohemian
Dance of the Children
5. Oct 13, 2003: Fly By Night
Drums of War
3. Oct 21, 2003: At the Cafe Bohemian
Dance of the Children
6. Oct 11, 2003: Morning Glory
Drums of War

Album Review
Reviewed 2003-09-22
Read the notes for a fascinating history of the music on this CD. Getting a note wrong would “invite death & disaster to visit the community.” War chants, history songs, prayers, protests, even genealogies sung with no real pitch and varying meter. It’s unusual, w/field recordings of varying quality. The following are especially good/interesting:
1. Hula-like w/guitar & chorus. Mid-tempo.
2. Way cool blend of shrill voices.
4. Like a strange Baptist choir. Mid-tempo.
5. War drums. Fast w/great rhythm & energy.
9. Folksy guitar, a happy little song.
11. Big round song w/lots of voices
12. Slow, hand claps, small chorus.
14. Excellent! Bamboo drums then chorus.
15. Guitar, fem voice. Hula-like. Mid-tempo.
16. Fast claps, chorus. Bouncy.
19. More great drums.
22. A capella duet (male/female). Slow/mid-tempo.
24. Solo male vox then male chorus like marching.

Track Listing
1. Within the Forest   14. Bamboo Drums and Dance of Sr
2. Religious Chant   15. Song for Birds in Flight
3. May the Moon Rise   16. There Was a Time
4. Chant at the Death of a Womn   17. Chant in the Face of Danger
5. Drums of War   18. Women's Work Song
6. The Story of a Battle   19. Drums of Welcome and Rejoicg
7. I Am Alone   20. Dance of Pleasure in Love
8. Genealogy   21. Almost Daybreak
9. Dance of the Children   22. We Shall Overcome
10. Once She Was As Beautiful An   23. Sing Then, Dance Then
11. Let Us Tell the Story   24. The Young and Brave
12. We Will Watch   25. From Sea to the Seat of Then
13. Song for the Sea at Sunset   26. Not Goodbye