Chant du Travail

April 14, 2007

sudan.jpgTo help get this blog up and running, I’ll occasionally post more than once a week, at least for a short while.

This is a brief, ethnographic recording from French Guinea (known by the French at that time as “Soudan”). It’s origins are unknown, except that it seems to be a 1930s French test pressing, with handwritten notes on the label. This would seem to be either a true field recording, or a dub of one – I know next to nothing about the “Archives Internationales de Musique Populaire”…

Despite being stunningly low-fi and tinny it’s still a unique document.

Anonymous-Chant du Travail

Technical Notes
Label: Archives Internationales de Musique Populaire
Catalog Number: n/a
Matrix Number: n/a

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