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Bongo, Backra & Coolie: Jamaican Roots, Vol. 1
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produced by Kenneth M. Bilby, 1953- (Folkways Records, 1975), 40 mins

Jamaican folk music blends African, European and East Indian (in dialect: Bongo, Backra and Coolie) roots into something distinctly Jamaican. Kumina, a magico-religious cult of predominantly rural peasantry, includes invocation of and possession by gods and ancestral spirits aided by songs and drumbeats. Convin...

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produced by Kenneth M. Bilby, 1953- (Folkways Records, 1975), 40 mins
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Creole Music of Surinam
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produced by Clifford Entes (Folkways Records, 1978), 47 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.

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produced by Clifford Entes (Folkways Records, 1978), 47 mins
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Music of Cuba
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produced by Verna Gillis, 1942- and John Santos (Folkways Records, 1985), 48 mins
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produced by Verna Gillis, 1942- and John Santos (Folkways Records, 1985), 48 mins
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