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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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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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