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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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Ethnic Drums
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performed by Anjey Satori, 1969- (Anjey Satori, 2010), 57 mins
After a series of slow and calming albums, Anjey Satori in his next album invites the listener to taste quite lively and energetic rhythms of different ethnic drums and other percussion. African, Tibetan and shaman drums and percussion fit very well for the practice of dynamic meditations.
performed by Anjey Satori, 1969- (Anjey Satori, 2010), 57 mins
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Joseph Spence: The Complete Folkways Recordings, 1958
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produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1992), 52 mins
Sam Charters first recorded Bahamian guitarist Joseph Spence on Andros Island in July 1958. Spence, long out of work as a stonemason, had used his time to perfect a unique style of playing. Charters took Spence as a model for what he wanted to hear in other Bahamian guitarists. Originally issued in 1959 as Fol...
produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1992), 52 mins
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Music of the Coastal Amerindians of Guyana: The Arawak, Carib and Warrau
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produced by David Blair Stiffler, fl. 1981-2014 (Folkways Records, 1982), 46 mins
"This recording presents songs of the Warrau, the Carib, and the Arawak Amerindian tribes of Guyana, South America. These families of Amerindian peoples are spread along the rivers and waterways of the Northeast coast of South America, south of the Orinoco and north of the Amazon, but this recording was made enti...
produced by David Blair Stiffler, fl. 1981-2014 (Folkways Records, 1982), 46 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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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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Pre-Columbian Instruments of Mexico
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produced by Pablo Castellanos and Lilian Mendelssohn, fl. 1965 (Folkways Records, 1972), 1 hour 16 mins
"Scientific research into the use of musical instruments in Pre-Columbian Mexico is only 30 years old. ‘Pre- Columbian’ referred, originally, to artifacts made by the Indians of the Western Hemisphere prior to the discovery of America. Now the word refers to such artifacts made before the time that Western c...
produced by Pablo Castellanos and Lilian Mendelssohn, fl. 1965 (Folkways Records, 1972), 1 hour 16 mins
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