Where the Hell is Matt? (2008) from Matthew Harding on Vimeo.
His FAQ is very interesting - here's an answer about the song in the video, an ancient tribal chant recorded by UNESCO almost 40 years ago that his friend put music behind:
What’s the deal with the girl singing?
The girl you hear singing is named Afunakwa. She comes from a place named Fataleka in the Solomon Islands. The song she is singing is a traditional lullaby named “Rorogwela.” The recording was made in 1970 by a UNESCO ethnomusicologist named Hugo Zemp.
Boy...that was a lot of names.
”Rorogwela” is part of the oral tradition among the Baegu tribe, passed down through generations for who-knows-how-long, and was thankfully preserved while there were members of the tribe who could still sing it.
The song is now a part of the internet video tradition among computer geeks, and is passed through high-bandwidth fiber optic cable to who-knows-where a bajillion times a day.
I find this to be nifty.
No one seems to know if Afunakwa is still alive. If she is, I would very much like to meet her someday.
Wow did you see the crabs on that beach in Australia? Beautiful.
Haha I've watched it 3 times now. It's great.
Do you notice in the very first scene there is a goat just standing casually on top of a motorcycle!
How cute is the dog jumping and dancing in the Kuwait clip. Did anyone even see that???
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