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Richard Kostelanetz


Label: Smithsonian Folkways, Folkways Records

Format: CDr

Genre: Experimental

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*2024 stock. Custom CDr* How do people pray around the world? On this album, Richard Kostelanetz recorded ministers and religious leaders from diverse religious backgrounds to further explore “those qualities that make all prayers sound like prayers, regardless of differences in language.” The album contains prayers in German, French, Polish, and Persian, as well as Latin, English, Spanish, and Turkish. The recordings are layered, with prayers occurring in multiple languages at once. In this context, the album portrays a global culture of religious observance and the intrinsic value that communities place on prayer.

Liner notes include a description of Richard Kostelanetz’s recording methods and a brief description of his fieldwork methods.

Cat. number: FRS 37902
Year: 2007
"This CD is a custom-made copy from our collection. Every effort has been made to preserve its historical and aural integrity. The original liner notes are available ..online at www.folkways.si.edu."

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