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Amerindian Music of Chile: Aymara, Qaqashqar, Mapuche
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produced by Christos Clair-Vasiliades (Folkways Records, 1975), 45 mins
In Chile today there are three indigenous groups who are direct descendants from pre-Hispanic dwellers of America: the Aymara, the Qawashqar (also called Alakaluf), and the Mapuche (also called Araucanian). The Aymara inhabit the Andean mountains and Altiplano located in Chile’s two most northern provinces, Tar...
produced by Christos Clair-Vasiliades (Folkways Records, 1975), 45 mins
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Antologia Oral: Poesia Hispanoamericana del Siglo XX Oral Anthology: Spanish-American Poetry of the 20th Century
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(Folkways Records, 1960), 48 mins
Spanish American Poetry of the 20th Century. A careful selection of poems by the best poets of the present times. Recorded by Octavio Corvalán of Rutgers University.

Una cuidadosa selección de poemas escritos por los mejores poetas de nuestro tiempo, grabados en la voz de Octavio Corvalán, de Rutgers Univer...
(Folkways Records, 1960), 48 mins
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Calypso Lore and Legend
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(Cook Records, 1956), 49 mins
71-year old Chinee Patrick Jones, one of the most famous old-time Calypsonians to pass through Port of Spain, tells stories from his singing days and sings old tunes. As Jones reminisces, Carnival 1956 rages throughout the city, and this recording offers the chance to sample tunes from the calypso tent. Also fea...
(Cook Records, 1956), 49 mins
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Creole Music of Surinam
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produced by Clifford Entes (Folkways Records, 1978), 48 mins

This collection presents the two main genres of Afro-Dutch Guyanese music—Kawina-winti and Kaseko-Opo Poku. Sung in Taki-Taki (a native Creole dialect consisting of English, Dutch, Portuguese, and African languages) this album offers a glimpse into Surinamese life and the music that accompanies it.

produced by Clifford Entes (Folkways Records, 1978), 48 mins
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Bile Them Cabbage Down
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produced by Raeburn Flerlage, 1915-2002; performed by Frank Hamilton, 1994-; in Frank Hamilton Sings Folk Songs (Folkways Records, 1962), 2 mins
This solo album contains ten tracks sung and accompanied by Frank Hamilton, who grew up in Los Angeles and first heard folk music in his teens. By dint of luck and perseverance, he learned how to play the harmonica from Woody Guthrie, toured the south with Guy Carawan, and eventually founded Chicago's renowned Ol...
produced by Raeburn Flerlage, 1915-2002; performed by Frank Hamilton, 1994-; in Frank Hamilton Sings Folk Songs (Folkways Records, 1962), 2 mins
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El Gaucho Martín Fierro: Selected Readings by Dr. Roberto Garcia Pinto Assisted by Mario T. Soriam
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written by José Hernández (Folkways Records, 1962), 42 mins
"Martín Fierro is a masterpiece of the Gaucho literature. It was written by José Hernández, a journalist and politician who had fought with the army during the civil wars that followed the fall of Rosas’ dictatorship. The work, with a strong, descriptive intensity, and written in a realistic style, sometime...
written by José Hernández (Folkways Records, 1962), 42 mins
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Grenada Stories and Songs
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(Cook Records, 1957), 52 mins
This field recording begins to document the tradition of spoken and sung storytelling in Grenada, a small island in the Caribbean. Full of humor, stories are told in English or English patois by a number of male orators and describe society (while reflecting African roots), often using metaphorical allusions to a...
(Cook Records, 1957), 52 mins
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Nicolás Guillén: Poet Laureate of Revolutionary Cuba
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produced by Verna Gillis, 1942- (Folkways Records, 1982), 48 mins
"Along with Pablo Neruda, César Vallejo, and García Lorca, Nicolás Guillén, poet laureate of revolutionary Cuba, represents the very best in Hispanic poetry and is at the same time the undisputed leader of an important trend in contemporary Latin American letters. Guillén is also an open stylist whose manner...
produced by Verna Gillis, 1942- (Folkways Records, 1982), 48 mins
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Poesie de la Negritude: Léon Damas Reads Selected Poems from Pigments, Graffiti, Black Label, and Nevralgies
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written by Leon Damas (Folkways Records, 1967), 26 mins

As a reaction to the global domination and colonization by the Western world, La Negritude, a literary movement of black intellectuals in Francophone countries, was responsible for the production of many outstanding oeuvres. A prominent figure in the movement (along with Aimé Césaire and Leopold Senghor), the...

written by Leon Damas (Folkways Records, 1967), 26 mins
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