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The Bahamas: Islands of Song
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produced by Pete Reiniger, fl. 1956 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1997), 1 hour 1 mins
This compilation of music from the Bahamas includes goombay rake-and-scrape dance bands (goombay refers to both the skin drum and the ensemble as a whole), spirituals, and fingerpicking guitar music. All the performers on this recording participated in the 1994 Festival of American Folklife, an annual event p...
produced by Pete Reiniger, fl. 1956 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1997), 1 hour 1 mins
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Button Accordion and Bandoneón Music from Northern Uruguay
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2012), 56 mins, 19 page(s)
Accordions and guitars have enlivened the social life of cattle-herding gaucho families of northern Uruguay since the mid 1800s. On Los Gauchos de Roldán, regional musical icon Walter Roldán pumps out time-honored polcas and chotis, Brazilian-tinged maxixas, and more on his button accordion as Chichí Vidi...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2012), 56 mins, 19 page(s)
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Capoeira Angola from Salvador, Brazil
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produced by Heidi Rauch and Cobra Mansa (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1996), 1 hour 9 mins
Capoeira Angola, formerly a regional Brazilian form of self-defense and dance, has its roots in African traditions and is becoming popular in urban centers around the world, growing into a widely taught art form and philosophy. This call-and-response singing is accompanied by compelling rhythms played on berimbau...
produced by Heidi Rauch and Cobra Mansa (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1996), 1 hour 9 mins
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¡Cimarrón!  Joropo Music from the Plains of Colombia
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2011), 48 mins, 13 page(s)

Percussive strings and maracas, dynamic vocal expression, and full-throttle pace earned the joropo of the Orinoco plains of Colombia and Venezuela its place among the most exciting regional musics of Latin America. On this, its second Smithsonian Folkways album, the GRAMMY-nominated and internationally acclaim...

(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2011), 48 mins, 13 page(s)
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Cuba in Washington
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produced by René López (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1997), 55 mins
Electrifying live performances by the renowned Afrocuba de Matanzas, Grupo Changui, and other musicians bridge languages, styles, ideologies, and geographical distances to arrive at a common transnational space: Cuba in Washington. Booklet contains extensive notes, photos, and lyrics in Spanish and English. 12...
produced by René López (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1997), 55 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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Mountain Music of Peru, Vol. 1
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produced by John Cohen, 1932- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1991), 1 hour 10 mins
Portions of this recording were previously issued in 1966 as Folkways FE 4539.
produced by John Cohen, 1932- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1991), 1 hour 10 mins
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Mountain Music of Peru, Vol. 2
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produced by John Cohen, 1932- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1994), 1 hour 18 mins
This recording contains music of the Andean people as performed in their own communities. It contains stunning panpipe ensembles and a wide variety of vocal and instrumental styles. A single festival from the Mantaro Valley is documented here plus the panpipe, flute, and takara music of the Aymara, as featured i...
produced by John Cohen, 1932- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1994), 1 hour 18 mins
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Musical Traditions of St. Lucia, West Indies
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produced by Manfred Kremser, Jocelyne Guilbault, fl. 1984 and Embert Charles (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1993), 1 hour 11 mins
The rich and varied musical traditions of the Creole-speaking peoples of the Lesser Antilles islands are practically unknown outside the region. This album of the music of St. Lucia is an introduction to a rare and living musical heritage. Intricate and driving rhythms and moving melodies with French, English, a...
produced by Manfred Kremser, Jocelyne Guilbault, fl. 1984 and Embert Charles (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1993), 1 hour 11 mins
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Puerto Rico in Washington
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produced by René López (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1996), 55 mins
Marcial Reyes y sus Pleneros de Bayamon and Cuerdas de Borinquen play bombas and plenas, music of the mountains, the coast, and the city. Recorded live at the 1989 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, this collection features notes in English and Spanish discussing the development of these musical styles amd background...
produced by René López (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1996), 55 mins
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