In summer 2015 I spent two months living in Suai, Timor-Leste documenting and recording traditional music.
I was there with Dr. Philip Yampolsky, an ethnomusicologist who has been recording music in rural communities in Southeast Asia for many years. We were working for a Timorese NGO called Timor Aid. Folks can learn a bit about the project we were involved with here: http://www.timoraid.org/suai-research.php
This is part of my research as a doctoral student in ethnomusicology at UBC. I’m slowly sorting through the material we gathered (100s of hours of footage), and I’ll hopefully post bits and pieces about this work as I go.