An Chang Project* ‎– Monkey Harmonizing Songs (New Vocal Harmonies From Okinawa And The Pacific)

Nektar ‎– 68.815
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1 We Are Happy (Watashi Wa Kohfuko)
Music By – TraditionalWords By – Banaban Dancing Group
2 Winding Path (On The Pass Led By That Winding Path / Magaryo-Takachiji) 4:08
3 Today's Our Prayer Kiyu-Ga-Hi) & TheSon Of Shira (Suyuridi) 3:03
4 You And I (Ndatara Bushi) 1:22
5 Ha-Ra-Ra-Ru-De 3:15
6 Yarayoh / Song Of Kurushima (Yarayoh / Kurushima-Bushi) 3:35
7 The Lord Of Kumi (Kumi Nu Shu) 5:38
8 Rowing Canoe Song (Funa Kogi Uta 'I Rakea Iiena') 2:11
You Don't Know / Man Tang Hong (5:59)
9a You Don't Know (Kimi Wa Shiranai)
Music By, Words By – Yoshie Uno
9b Yang-Ge 'Man Tang Hong'
10 The New Ship (Baga Funi Bushi) 1:47
11 Dance Of The Three Villages (Mimura Udui Bushi) 2:21
12 Lullaby Of Oki-No Erabu (Erabu No Komori-Uta) 3:35
13 Rain Prayer (Ama-Goi-Boshi) 3:20
Fish Catching Song / Prayer For A Large Catch Of Animals (4:06)
14a Fish Catching Song (Toto Ana Ie)
14b Prayer For A Large Catch Of Animals (Ma-Magana)
Written-By – Hattori*, Yasuba*, Uno*
15 Yunaha-Hara Song (Yunaha-Hara Bushi) 2:35
16 Bamboo-Stick-Dance (Kokiriko Bushi) 2:23
17 Black Dog (Kuroi Inu)
Written-By – Uno*
We Are Happy: Perfect Tense / Weaving Song (2:12)
18a We Are Happy: Perfect Tense (Watashi Wa Kohfuko)
Music By – TraditionalWords By – Banaban Dancing Group
18b Weaving Song (Nuno-Ori-Uta)
19 Monkey Harmonizing Song (Saru-Hamo Song)
Music By – TraditionalWords By – Yasuba*

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This CD combines all tracks from the CD "Hararade" and five tracks from the CD "Yarayoh-Uta no Sahanji".

1.: Music: Trad. Kiribati Song/Words: Banaban Dancing group (We learnt this song from the Banaban dancing group of Kiribati, whenthey visited Japan to perform their dance. This one is a present tense version and the original version in the past tense is the eightieth number of this album)
2.: Trad. song of Amami-Ohshima Isl. (Sung in admiration for the polyphonic harmony of Amis, Taiwan)
3.: Trad. song of Yonaguni Isl.
4.: Trad. song of Yonaguni Isl.
5.: Trad. Lullaby of Yonaguni Isl. (The Firts song that led me to the world of lullabies)
6.: Trad. Yae-yama /Song from Kurushima Isl. (Dedicated to Tenores di Bitti by An-chang)
7.: Trad. song of Miyako Isl., with words by Jun Yasuba in 3,4)
8.: Trad song of Republic of Kiribati (Onotao Island people are famous for their skilled navigation.)
9a.: Music & Words by Yoshie Uno
9b.: Trad. Song From Northeast China ("Yang-ge" tune used here is the most popular traditional dancing tune in Northeast China)
10.: Trad. Working Song Of Yonaguni (Traditionally sung while doing farm work)
11.: Trad. children's verse of Okinawa mainland
12.: Trad. Lullaby of Oki-no-Erabu Isl.
13.: Trad. song of Yonaguni Isl.
14a.: Trad. Song from Solomon Isl.
14b.: Yasuba-Uno-Hattori (Ma-magana is a prayer for a large catch of wild animals in the mountains of Bunun's tribe, Taiwan. Since the song inspired us to make our own Ma-magana, we would like to dedicate this tune to Mr. Daho of Bunun who taught us the song.)
15.: Trad. song of Yonaguni Isl.
16.: Trad. song from Toyama Prefecture
17.: By Yoshi Uno
18a.: Trad./Banaban Dancing Group
18b.: of Bunun ethnic group, Taiwan)
19.: Words: Yasuba, Music: Trad. Song of Republic of Kiribati

Track 15 is named in the booklet "Yunaha-Hara" and on the inlay "Yunaha-Hara Song"
Track 17 is named in the booklet "A Black Dog" and on the inlay "Black Dog"

Members of Nakano-Chuhtaroh-Ichiza: Baba Yukio, Sugawara Tadeshi, Sugawara Chi'eko, Kami-Unten Hideki, Mi'ura Akinori, Ishi'i Yayoi, Katoh Mika, Kaburagi Aki

Members of Okinawan Sanshin Aikoh-kai: Satoh Hajime, Fukuyama Riki'ichi

Artwork & Layout MEDIAart(R) by Atelier Niedernjesa
Produced (C) 1997, 1999 by An-chan Project, cooperated by Akemi Mochida of Shih-sahs
This edition: (P) (C) 2001 by Tropical Music GmbH
Distributed in Germany by BMG Ariola München / ARIS
Distributed exclusively in Europe by Tropical Music Distribution Partners

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Label Code: LC 8879
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Barcode: 0764916881527
  • Matrix / Runout: A-45159/ 68815 A