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Afro-Dominican Music from San Cristobal, Dominican Republic
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produced by Morton Marks, fl. 1982 and Isidro Bobadilla (Folkways Records, 1983), 37 mins
"The Dominican Republic is a culturally complex country and is roughly divisible into several different culture zones. These include the more Hispanic or Iberian North (the Cibao), and the more African-influenced central-South region (including the province of San Cristóbal and the area around the capital, Santo...
produced by Morton Marks, fl. 1982 and Isidro Bobadilla (Folkways Records, 1983), 37 mins
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Afro-Hispanic Music from Western Colombia and Ecuador
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produced by Norman E. Whitten (Folkways Records, 1967), 41 mins
One of the Bambuco tracks also appears as "Adiós, Berejú" on the compilation CD Raíces Latinas: Smithsonian Folkways Latino Roots Collection (SFW CD 40470, 2002).
produced by Norman E. Whitten (Folkways Records, 1967), 41 mins
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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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André Charles and His Quisqueya Ibo Combo Group (Haiti)
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(Folkways Records, 1975), 41 mins

Haitian vocalist and composer André Charles was a Romantic who thoroughly appreciated “Une femme qui belle” (“a beautiful woman”). Songs composed for the Port-au-Prince-based Ibo Combo, popular during the 1970s, are nostalgic tributes to “le Belle Bagaille” (“Beautiful Thing”) that nod to peyiza...

(Folkways Records, 1975), 41 mins
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Anthology of Brazilian Indian Music: Karajá, Javahé, Kraho, Tukuna, Juruna, Suyá, Trumai Shukarramãe
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produced by Vilma Chiara and Harald Schultz (Folkways Records, 1962), 39 mins
"About eight hundred Karaja Indians still live on the shores of the Bananal Island, Araguaia River, in Central Brazil. They have been in peaceful contact with our civilization for more than a century but maintain a high level of their old traditions. During the dry season, from May to October, they erect summer-...
produced by Vilma Chiara and Harald Schultz (Folkways Records, 1962), 39 mins
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Pascola Dance
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produced by Alan Lazar; in Anthology of Central and South American Indian Music (Folkways Records, 1975), 3 mins
"At one time the area or Central and South America was the home of diverse Indian cultures and civilizations ranging from the nomadic hunters of Tierra del Fuego and Patagonia, to the river and forest peoples of the Amazon, to the military empires of the Andes and Central Mexico, to the theocratic states of southe...
produced by Alan Lazar; in Anthology of Central and South American Indian Music (Folkways Records, 1975), 3 mins
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Antonio Tormo Sings Old Favorites from Argentina
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(Monitor Records, 2009), 35 mins
Daniel Viglietti wrote on the jacket of his first recording that he grew up listening to all the songs of Antonio Tormo played on his uncle’s record player. That has been true for almost three generations of South Americans who know by heart most of Tormo’s songs. Actually, most of the songs that Antonio Tor...
(Monitor Records, 2009), 35 mins
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Argentine Folk Songs
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(Folkways Records, 1953), 27 mins
Octavio Corvalán was born in Santiago del Estero, Argentina, in 1923. After secondary school in Santiago he went to Tucumán to study Philosophy and Letters graduating in 1944. His great interest in folklore stems from the rural life he lived as a child. He learned to play the guitar while still in secondary s...
(Folkways Records, 1953), 27 mins
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The Bahamas: Islands of Song
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produced by Pete Reiniger, fl. 1956 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1997), 1 hour 1 mins
This compilation of music from the Bahamas includes goombay rake-and-scrape dance bands (goombay refers to both the skin drum and the ensemble as a whole), spirituals, and fingerpicking guitar music. All the performers on this recording participated in the 1994 Festival of American Folklife, an annual event p...
produced by Pete Reiniger, fl. 1956 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1997), 1 hour 1 mins
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The Big Drum and Other Ritual and Social Music of Carriacou
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produced by Donald R. Hill, fl. 1993 (Folkways Records, 1980), 44 mins

Donald R. Hill overviews the musical scene of the island of Carriacou in the Grenadines, tracing the series of cultural roots branching out to West Africa, Europe, the Mediterranean, the greater Caribbean and, even, North America. Representing the West African lineage, the Big Drum Dance is one of the most sign...

produced by Donald R. Hill, fl. 1993 (Folkways Records, 1980), 44 mins
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