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The Big Drum Dance of Carriacou
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produced by Andrew Chernocke Pearse (Folkways Records, 1956), 42 mins

The Big Drum Dance is one of the most significant musical rituals on the island of Carriacou in the Grenadines. Really a long series of dances, the Big Drum Dance is prepared for special festivals such as marriage ceremonies, tombstone raisings, fishing boat launchings and in the case of ill-health or ill-fortun...

produced by Andrew Chernocke Pearse (Folkways Records, 1956), 42 mins
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The Black Caribs of Honduras
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produced by Doris Stone (Folkways Records, 1952), 29 mins
Produced by Doris Stone. Recorded by Peter Kite Smith, Willard Pictures.

"The Black Caribs are a hybrid people who emerged as an ethnic group in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century on St. Vincent, one of the Windward Islands. Their very name denotes, to a certain extent, the racial mixture, altho...
produced by Doris Stone (Folkways Records, 1952), 29 mins
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Bomba: Monitor Presents Music of the Caribbean
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(Monitor Records, 1993), 42 mins

The Federators Steel Band from Antigua and Barbuda, Vaccines Petionville and the Chanteclair Trio from Haiti, and The Colon Sisters and Paquito López Cruz Ensemble from Puerto Rico give listeners a taste of the diverse musical genres to be found in the English, French and Spanish-speaking Caribbean. Whether on s...

(Monitor Records, 1993), 42 mins
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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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Bongo, Backra & Coolie: Jamaican Roots, Vol. 2
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produced by Kenneth M. Bilby, 1953- (Folkways Records, 1975), 32 mins

Jamaican folk music blends African, European and East Indian (in dialect: Bongo, Backra and Coolie) roots into something distinctly Jamaican. Revival Zion, an Afro-Christian religious cult influenced by the early 19th century Myal cults and American missionaries (largely Baptist), involves possession led by a bo...

produced by Kenneth M. Bilby, 1953- (Folkways Records, 1975), 32 mins
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Boricua Roots/Raices Boricuas: Sings Puerto Rican Songs
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(Folkways Records, 1978), 46 mins
"The title of this album, Boricua Roots, does not represent a catching design in search of sales success. Neither does the collection of songs. Nor has the singer channeled her extraordinary potential into a route of splendor. A laborious, at times painful scrutiny has preceded this album. It symbolizes the mo...
(Folkways Records, 1978), 46 mins
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Brotando del Silencio - Breaking Out of the Silence
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(Paredon Records, 1973), 38 mins
"The history and oppression experienced by the woman of La Raza -'the Latin woman' - in the United States are not well-known, even in these years when so much is heard about women’s liberation. By ‘La Raza’ we mean the dominant population of the American continent, the people who are racial mixture of nativ...
(Paredon Records, 1973), 38 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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