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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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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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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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The Pipil Indians of El Salvador
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produced by David Blair Stiffler, fl. 1981-2014 (Folkways Records, 1983), 40 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 (Folkways Records, 1983), 40 mins
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