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Moken: Sea Gypsies of the Andaman Sea CD Still Available!!!

In 1999, I first visited the Moken sea nomads/sea gypsies in Ko Surin Marine National Park in Thailand. I had been  recording indigenous music around Asia for the British Library for some years. Thailand had not been on my usual routes, I spent most of my time in India, Pakistan and Nepal in the 90s. […]

The Sounds of the Himalayas – online

Austrian artist Willy Wysoudil and Tom Vater met on a roof top in Pokhara, Nepal a decade or so ago. At the time, Tom as recording indigenous music for the British Library and Wysoudil was photographing  and filming tradtional life for his installation art projects back in Austria. Willy and Tom liked each other’s work […]

The Moken – Sea Gypsies of the Andaman Sea – CD by Topic Records (UK)

  The Moken – Sea Gypsies of the Andaman Sea is available from Topic Records (UK). The songs of the Moken, the last sea nomads of the Andaman Sea, where recorded by Tom Vater in Ko Surin National Park in 1999, located off the west coast of Thailand. Photos by Aroon Thaewchatturat. Liner notes by Tom Vater.