DeCoSEAS aims to produce four digital, open access collections of music and sound from Southeast Asia that are now located in repositories in Europe.

Jaap Kunst Sound Collection

One of the world’s foundational ethnomusicological sound collections recorded in the 1920s and 1930s on the many islands of the Indonesian archipelago. Now located at the University of Amsterdam.

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BBC Empire Service in SE Asia

Recorded broadcasts of formative political events and the every-day lives of people in the British imperial sphere during late colonial and early postcolonial eras (1930s-1950s). Now located at the BBC Archive Trust and the British Library.

BBC in Southeast Asia

Songs of the Thrice-Blooded Land

A unique multimedia study of the ritual music of the Toraja people in Sulawesi with 40 hours of songs and poems with photographs and video recorded between 1991 and 2005 by Dana Rappoport.

Southeast Asia Hearing

A digital platform aggregating the newly disclosed collections with access to other digital sound archives in Southeast Asia and Europe.