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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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Dabuyabarugu: Inside the Temple - Sacred Music of the Garifuna of Belize
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produced by Carol Jenkins and Travis Jenkins (Folkways Records, 1982), 52 mins

The Garifuna are descendants of escaped slaves who intermarried with native Carib and Arawak Indians. This album is a collection of music recorded during a dugu, a two week ceremonial feast that attempts to placate the gods. Requiring a year of preparation, and an ample supply of rum, the music heard on this al...

produced by Carol Jenkins and Travis Jenkins (Folkways Records, 1982), 52 mins
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Bembé: Shangó (Santeria)
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produced by Verna Gillis, 1942- and John Santos; in Music of Cuba (Folkways Records, 1985), 6 mins
produced by Verna Gillis, 1942- and John Santos; in Music of Cuba (Folkways Records, 1985), 6 mins
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Shaman Chant No. 5
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produced by Anne MacKaye Chapman; performed by Lola Kiepja; in Selk'nam (Ona) Chants of Tierra del Fuego, Argentina (Folkways Records, 1972), 2 mins
"These records comprise 47 chants sung by the last true Indian of the Selk’nam (Ona) group, Lola Kiepja. The Selk’nam had no musical instruments. These chants are sung without any sort of accompaniment. The Selk’nam were the former inhabitants of the largest island of Tierra del Fuego which is located jus...
produced by Anne MacKaye Chapman; performed by Lola Kiepja; in Selk'nam (Ona) Chants of Tierra del Fuego, Argentina (Folkways Records, 1972), 2 mins
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