Temiar Dream Music
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A narrative song as a form of telling folklore. It is accompanied by a Percussion instrument, a gong with leather stretched over it and a piece of bamboo is struck.
This recording comes from the Senoi Collection by Aileen Margaret Robertson. Known as Peggy, Mrs Robertson acted as custodian of an extensive collection of material documenting the Temiar Dream Music, a form of narrative song that was used to tell folklore. The recordings were captured over the course of an entire night and brought from Malaysia, via Delhi to the UK by Mrs Robertson's husband, Eric D. Robertson in the February of 1942. The collection consists of ten audio tracks and accompanying photographs, articles and numerous correspondence with other researchers in this field. In addition to the material associated with with the Temiar Dream Music, Mrs Robertson also included five tracks, recorded at a later date, of three English songs and two instrumental recordings that are included in this collection.