Traditional Greenlandic Music

Thule I

This unique musical voyage through ethnic Greenlandic music, starts with 48 recordings from the Thule area 1906-1962. Austrian, Norwegian and Danish music ethnologists travelled since 1906 to the far north, to capture the unspoiled traditional ethnic music of the Inuit. You can hear shaman....
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Thule II

In 1962 and later in 1984, the Danish music ethnologist and co-editor of this boxset, Michael Hauser, went to Qaanaaq in the northern most part of Greenland. The original Thule population were moved to Qaanaaq in the 50´s, when the American Thule Base was built on the area...
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Imîna Imîna

In Qaanaaq in 1962, Michael Hauser met the drum singer Imîna Imîna (1896-1984) who was considered the most eminent performer of drum songs in his time. He was a well-known and respected hunter and had inherited the drum song technique and old songs from his family...
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East Greenland

In East Greenland, the missionaries’ didn´t arrive until the start of the century. At the same time – in 1906 - the Danish language scientist William Thalbitzer arrived to the main East Greenlandic village Ammassalik – today Tasiilaq. He detested the missionaries, and spent all his time...
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West Greenland

The musical voyage of this CD-series ends in West Greenland. Here the missionaries already arrived in 1752 and soon stopped the shamanistic drum song tradition. Instead, the church taught people to sing choir and western songs. Moreover, the whalers came from Europe and brought polka dance music – accordions and violins.
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BOX SET

ALL 5 CDs IN A BOX SET.

ULOCD-172: TRADITIONAL GREENLANDIC MUSIC vol. 1-5.
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