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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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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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Cantos de Las Posadas and Other Christmas Songs (recorded by Elena Paz and Carlos Garcia Travesi)
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produced by Suni Paz, fl. 1977 and C.G. Travesi (Folkways Records, 1963), 25 mins
"Of all the religious celebrations which take place in Spain and Latin American countries, Las Posadas is perhaps the most meaningful and certainly among the most colorful. Literally translated, it means the inns; figuratively, the shelters, and it refers to the quest of Mary and Joseph for shelter as they reach...
produced by Suni Paz, fl. 1977 and C.G. Travesi (Folkways Records, 1963), 25 mins
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Carnaval in Cuba
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produced by Andrew Schloss (Folkways Records, 1981), 46 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...

produced by Andrew Schloss (Folkways Records, 1981), 46 mins
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Children's Jamaican Songs and Games
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(Folkways Records, 1957), 22 mins

Louise Bennett leads irresistible ring games that have been the favorites of Jamaican children across generations. Many songs retain a specifically African or British flavor.

(Folkways Records, 1957), 22 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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The Cuban Danzón: Its Ancestors and Descendents
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produced by John Santos and Andrew Schloss (Folkways Records, 1982), 48 mins
These recordings represent a collection of masterpieces, which will now be preserved as an important part of the archives documenting the history of Cuban music. We hope that they will be used by this and future generations in the study and appreciation of Latin music..."

John Santos


"Estas grabaciones r...
produced by John Santos and Andrew Schloss (Folkways Records, 1982), 48 mins
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written by Dale A. Olsen, 1941-; edited by Dale A. Olsen, 1941- and Daniel E. Sheehy (Routledge (Publisher), 1998), 21 page(s)
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edited by Dale A. Olsen, 1941- and Daniel E. Sheehy (Routledge (Publisher), 1998), 12 page(s)
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written by Dale A. Olsen, 1941-; edited by Dale A. Olsen, 1941- and Daniel E. Sheehy (Routledge (Publisher), 1998), 9 page(s)
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