Beating Heart - Malawi (Originals) Recorded by Hugh Tracey

by Various Artists

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    Also includes a 16 page digital booklet, introducing the work of Hugh Tracey, where the original field recordings were made and English translations of their lyrical content.
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21 original field recordings made by Hugh Tracey in Malawi in the 1950s. The included sleeve notes detail artist names, location and date of each recording and an English translation of lyrical content.

When Hugh Tracey (1903-1977) made 35,000 field recordings across Sub-Saharan Africa between the 1920s & 1970s, his intention was to reveal the beauty and complexity of the music to a world that saw little value in it. Today, almost 90 years later, Tracey’s bid to preserve the music of Africa for future generations lives on. Beating Heart has connected the International Library of African Music (ILAM) archive with contemporary producers, making fresh sounds for a modern audience.

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released June 13, 2016

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