In 1988, David Blair Stiffler risked life and limb to document under-recorded cultural groups living lives of extreme isolation in the mountainous Philippine regions of Nueva Ecija, Aurora, & Luzon. These are the fruits of that expedition. in the grand tradition of ethnographic recordings that made up the majority of Folkways' vast and significant catalog comes Music from the Mountain Provinces. By the mid-1980s, David Blair Stiffler was Already a most-decorated recordist, with eight Folkways LPs under his belt. These are among the most obscure documents in the entire Folkways catalog.
Kulintang: Badjao or Yakan Gong
Kalinga: Bamboo Zither I
Kalinga: Rice Winnowing Song
Kalinga: Bamboo Zither II
Kalinga: Bamboo Zither III
NPA: Nose Flute
Dumagat: Throat Singing
Kalinga: Group Singing with Gongs
Ilingot: Plucked Bamboo Zither
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