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The 20th in a series of podcasts featuring 78rpm records

HUNGARIAN:
'Ritka búza, ritka árpa' (Héteny-Heidlberg): Berkes Béla és cigányzenekara (Béla Berkes and his Gypsy Orchestra)
Hungarian Columbia OH15, date unknown, presumably late 1920s or 1930s.

MAORI & ENGLISH:
'Waiata Poi': Ana Hato with piano accompaniment
Parlophone R3557, recorded at Rotorua, New Zealand, during the visit of the Duke & Duchess of York, 1927.

MAORI:
'Haka (War Cry)'
Parlopone R3557 as above (part side)

JAPANESE (TRADITIONAL):
'Entering Formosa' (traditional): Chikufu Tahanine (excerpt)
Orient A998, date unknown, probably early 1920s.

JAPANESE (WESTERNISED)
'Song of soldiers in a Trench': Akira Sasaki (excerpt)
Japanese Columbia 29712, date unknown - probably during World War 2.

BALINESE:
Djangér (Dance): 'Putih putih saput anduk' (excerpt)
Parlophone MO106, 'Music of the Orient' series no. 14 recorded in 1930s.

HAWAIIAN:
'Tomi, Tomi': Kanui & Lula (excerpt)
Parlophone R1614 published 1933

MANDARIN CHINESE:
'Méigui méigui wǒ ài nǐ' (aka 'Rose, Rose, I Love You')(Chen Gexin): 'Miss Hue Lee' (Yao Lee)
Columbia DB2837 (UK), recorded in Shanghai, 1940.

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