File T4339:0001 - Mungo Martin Recording Sessions Reel Number One

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Mungo Martin Recording Sessions Reel Number One

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Halpern wrote phonetic transcriptions of song titles quoted from Mungo Martin.

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  • August 29, 1951 (Creation)
    Vancouver (B.C.)

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One 7" reel: thirteen songs.

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(July 17, 1910 - February 7, 1987)

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Reel contains thirteen recordings of Mungo Martin performing songs from ceremonies of the Kwakwa̱ka̕wakw people. Ida Halpern recorded Martin's performances in her Vancouver home. Martin selected the performances, most of which concern various ceremonials from the Hamat̕sa cycle.

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The arrangement is chronological based on Martin's song selection.

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