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Steven Feld

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16:22

"Voices of the Rain Forest."

Terry talks with ethnomusicologist Steven Feld. His record, "Voices of the Rainforest," captures the songs of the Kaluli (KAH-loo-lee) people of Paupa New Guinea. Feld's studies have just earned him a MacArthur Grant. Feld also works for preservation of the world's rain forests, since if the forests are eliminated, it will also mean the loss of much indigenous music. (The record is on Rycodisc). (Rebroadcast. Original date 4/15/91).

16:16

Steven Feld Captures "Voices of the Rain Forest"

Terry talks with ethnomusicologist Steven Feld. His new record, "Voices of the Rainforest," captures the songs of the Kaluli people of Paupa New Guinea. Feld also works for preservation of the world's rain forests, since if the forests are eliminated, so will much indigenous music.

25:23

A Language Based on Sound and Song

Ethnomusicologist Steven Feld shares soundscapes of the daily life of indigenous rain forest communities in New Guinea. He explains the importance of song as a mode of communication in the cultures he studied.

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