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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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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...

produced by Kenneth M. Bilby, 1953- (Folkways Records, 1975), 40 mins
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Africa, Africa
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(1927, 1951 and 1925); produced by Andrew Schloss; in Carnaval in Cuba (Folkways Records, 1981), 5 mins

As Andrew Schloss explains in the liner notes: “Carnaval has a history of mixing and uniting people of different races, and the merriment and participation in Carnaval has always transcended class boundaries”. Recorded in 1980 in Havana and Santiago de Cuba, Schloss note only captures the unique unifying exper...

(1927, 1951 and 1925); produced by Andrew Schloss; in Carnaval in Cuba (Folkways Records, 1981), 5 mins
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Winti Medley
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produced by Clifford Entes; in Creole Music of Surinam (Folkways Records, 1978), 2 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; in Creole Music of Surinam (Folkways Records, 1978), 2 mins
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Palicour Indians of the Arucua River in Brazil
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produced by David Blair Stiffler, fl. 1981-2014 (Folkways Records, 1981), 26 mins
"The Palicuour of the Arawak family now living along the Oyapok river in two locations, one in French Guiana and the other in Brazil have become acculturated and integrated into the Creole-society. They still maintain and practice distinct cultural traits that make them unique from other indigenous peoples in Sou...
produced by David Blair Stiffler, fl. 1981-2014 (Folkways Records, 1981), 26 mins
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El Zipitio
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produced by David Blair Stiffler, fl. 1981-2014; in The Pipil Indians of El Salvador (Folkways Records, 1983), 5 mins
Produced and recorded by David Blair Stiffler.

"The Pipils are descendants of the Aztecs of Mexico and today are the last pure-blooded Indians living in the country of El Salvador. Aside from the Pipils there are few remnant groups of the Lenca, Pokoman, Chorti and Ulva who live throughout the country....In thi...
produced by David Blair Stiffler, fl. 1981-2014; in The Pipil Indians of El Salvador (Folkways Records, 1983), 5 mins
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