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Ocora

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Ocora is a French label dedicated to traditional forms of music with a worldwide coverage.
Ocora has published more than 600 records for scientific purposes and also for the general audience on vinyl, cassette and compact-disc.

Formerly known as "Société de radiodiffusion de la France d’outre-mer", SORAFOM was founded in 1955 by Pierre Schaeffer as a cooperation venture to train radio engineers in African national broadcasting services, and also to record and preserve African rural soundscapes.

SORAFOM became "Office de coopération radiophonique" (OCORA) on April the 14th of 1962, as part of Radio France to collect and preserve traditional music heritage.
Ocora was initially run by composer and musicologist Charles Duvelle.

Label code: LC 11719

A full discography is included in Charles Duvelle And Hisham Mayet - The Photographs Of Charles Duvelle - Disques OCORA And Collection PROPHET published by Sublime Frequencies.

Parent Label:Radio France
Sublabels:Chanson-Tradition, Collection Ocora, En France - In France, Inde Du Nord, Inde du nord = North India, Le Monde Des Musiques Traditionnelles, Les Musiques du Ramayana, Les Traditions Populaires En France, Musiques traditionnelles vivantes, Série Archives
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Maison de Radio France - Pièce 1275
116, Avenue du Président Kennedy 75786 Paris Cedex 16
T > 33 [0] 1 42 30 26 06
F > 33 [0] 1 42 30 49 49

Links:radiofrance.com , alterafrica.com , Wikipedia , Wikipedia

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