Various – Sri Lanka Musiques Rituelles Et Religieuses
Label: Ocora – 558 552
Series: Musiques Traditionnelles Vivantes – , II. Musiques Rituelles Et Religieuses –
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Released: 01 May 1982
Genre: Non-Music, Folk, World, & Country
Style: Field Recording, Folk
Another instalment to the seminal Radio Ocora series focusing on religious music from around the world, this time with the South Asian island nation of Sri Lanka. Leaving no stone un-turned, Ocora once again get right under the skin to reveal another mesmerising musical microcosm of venerated festival music, heavily percussive and expressive, which to these ears seems to take influence from traditional Carnatic, Balinese Gamelan and even Middle-Eastern styles. Extensive liner notes and photography - fascinating. (1982 OG / Vinyl & Sleeve NM).