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To celebrate Europeana Sounds success, the four research centers of the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) fixed a special playlist to bid a warm farewell:

“Migrants on board CASTEL VERDE departing Trieste, Italy for Australia,1953-1954”, Australian National Maritime Museum, Public Domain Marked

The phonobase (LARHRA), last laboratory involved in the consortium, offers over 10 000 references digitized from wax rolls and 78 rpm:


“Au r’voir” written by Hyacinthe Tarelli, Paul Briollet and Léo Lelièvre, performed by Charlus.

The MMSH emphasized on polyphonies from South Mediterranean area:

“Adieu papa, adieu maman” by Zéphirin Castellon and Thierry Cornillon, 1989.

The CREM-LESC, specialized in Ethnomusicology, shared a goodbye song stamped with Portuguese Saudade:

“Açoires song” by José Pacheco, 1956.

Finally, the CRESSON, the Center for Researches on Sound Spaces and Urban Environments sent its urban Italian Ciao :

“Ciao-ciao…ciao-ciao” by Nicolas Tixier, 2004.

More goodbyes if you wish on the soundcloud Goodbye Playlist (even suggest more if you wish)!

In the meantime, don’t forget that a crowdsourcing action is still going on: “Identify musical instruments in our recordings”. We reached 19% of the goal so far, help us before the end of January to get to 100% and start tagging!

Europeana project will keep on enriching the sound archives on the platform, so this is just goodbye and see you soon!

by Anissa Adgharouamane, Hélène Colombié, Véronique Ginouvès (CNRS-MMSH).