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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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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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Music of Guatemala, Vol. 2
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produced by Jacques Jangoux (Folkways Records, 1973), 43 mins
Produced and recorded by Jacques Jangoux.

"The music presented in this album is typical of rural Guatemala. Most of the inhabitants of this area are Indians of Mayan descent, but almost everywhere in the Guatemalan countryside one can also find Ladinos: persons, of whatever descent, who speak Spanish in their...
produced by Jacques Jangoux (Folkways Records, 1973), 43 mins
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Music of the Bahamas, Vol. 3: Instrumental Music from the Bahamas Islands
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produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Folkways Records, 1959), 36 mins

In 1958, Samuel Charters captured the sounds of celebration during of the anniversary weekend of emancipation known as August Monday. On the island of Andros, Charters recorded traditional ‘rake ‘n’ scrape’ music by the Fresh Creek Dance Band, a harmonica tune by Charles Bastian, a few numbers by two bra...

produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Folkways Records, 1959), 36 mins
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Music of the Haut Oyapok: Oyampi and Emerillon Indians, French Guiana, South America
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produced by David Blair Stiffler, fl. 1981-2014 (Folkways Records, 1980), 32 mins
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Music of the Maya-Quiches of Guatemala: The Rabinal Achi and Baile de las Canastas
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produced by Henrietta Yurchenco, 1916-2007 (Folkways Records, 1978), 50 mins
Produced and recorded by Henrietta Yurchenco.

Rabinal Achi is one of the few pre-Columbian literary works to survive the Conquest, a tragic story of epic proportions that, like other pre-Hispanic dramas, employed song, dance, mime, masks and declamation.
Baile de las Canastas (Dance of the Baskets) celebrates...
produced by Henrietta Yurchenco, 1916-2007 (Folkways Records, 1978), 50 mins
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Music of the Tarascan Indians of Mexico: Music of Michoaca and Mestizo Country
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produced by Henrietta Yurchenco, 1916-2007 (Folkways Records, 1970), 48 mins
"When the first Spaniards arrived at Tzintzuntzán, the ancient Tarascan capital, they were entertained, so the worthy Spanish chroniclers of the 16th century tell us, with an all-night fiesta of dances and songs ‘sad enough to have risen from hell.’ And no wonder! It was no time for gaiety, for a dire fate...
produced by Henrietta Yurchenco, 1916-2007 (Folkways Records, 1970), 48 mins
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