Sulu Archipelago

by Besnine & Raphael

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The Sulu Archipelago is a chain of islands in the Pacific Ocean. It’s the home of the indigenous Tausug people, litteraly "the people of the [sea] current”. Back in the day, way before pearls were made industrially, those from the Sulu Archipelago were considered the "finest of the world", harvested for thousands of years by divers, mostly women, wearing only a loincloth and forced to descend to depths of over 100 feet on a single breath.

This song relates the story of the archipelago and its inhabitants. It’s a tribute to the marine wildlife and the divers.

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released May 31, 2015

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