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Music of the Maya-Quiches of Guatemala: The Rabinal Achi and Baile de las Canastas
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produced by Henrietta Yurchenco, 1916-2007 (Folkways Records, 1978), 50 mins
Produced and recorded by Henrietta Yurchenco.

Rabinal Achi is one of the few pre-Columbian literary works to survive the Conquest, a tragic story of epic proportions that, like other pre-Hispanic dramas, employed song, dance, mime, masks and declamation.
Baile de las Canastas (Dance of the Baskets) celebrates...
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produced by Henrietta Yurchenco, 1916-2007 (Folkways Records, 1978), 50 mins
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Tribal Music of India: The Muria and Maria Gonds of Madhya Pradesh
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produced by Roderic C. Knight (Folkways Records, 1983), 47 mins

A buffalo-horn trumpet, the hakum, announces the joyful harvest festival and varying types of drums called mandri, kotoloka and kundir take over. A group of women chant antiphonally in leadership of the wedding festivities. Men dance on stilts, creating an intoxicating rhythm that is guided by drums. This is a...

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produced by Roderic C. Knight (Folkways Records, 1983), 47 mins
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