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Cancion Protesta: Protest Songs of Latin America
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produced by Barbara Dane, 1927- (Paredon Records, 1970), 58 mins
Voices of Argentina, Chile, Cuba, Peru, and Uruguay from the historic meeting of singers from every continent held July 1967. Recorded in Cuba at the Varadero seashore, on the Isle of Youth, and at Radio Havana.
Edited by Barbara Dane

Voces de Argentina, Chile, Cuba, Perú y Uruguay recogidas en el históric...
produced by Barbara Dane, 1927- (Paredon Records, 1970), 58 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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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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Caribbean Dances
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(Folkways Records, 1953), 27 mins

Cruise the Caribbean during the mid-twentieth century heyday of "the society ballroom and the honky-tonk [music] of the West Indies." Stop by Martinique, the Virgin Islands, Guadeloupe, Trinidad, Antigua and Curacao; dance along to calypso, beguine, vals, videe, seven step, quadrille, bula waya and mambo.

(Folkways Records, 1953), 27 mins
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Caribbean Folk Music, Vol. 1
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produced by Harold Courlander, 1908-1996 (Folkways Records, 1960), 1 hour 7 mins

Whether purely instrumental or with a chorus, each of these recordings manages to capture the spirit of the English, Spanish, and French speaking Caribbean. Many of the recordings are of dance music as music and dance are commonly linked in Caribbean cultures. Representing fifteen countries this collection spea...

produced by Harold Courlander, 1908-1996 (Folkways Records, 1960), 1 hour 7 mins
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Caribbean Rhythms
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(Folkways Records, 1957), 33 mins
"San Andrés is a small, English-speaking island community of approximately five thousand inhabitants off the coast of Nicaragua. Previously unrecorded, the music is the product of an interesting cultural history, including English, North American and Latin American influences. Originally settled by Jamaican pla...
(Folkways Records, 1957), 33 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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Children's Jamaican Songs and Games
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(Folkways Records, 1957), 22 mins

Louise Bennett leads irresistible ring games that have been the favorites of Jamaican children across generations. Many songs retain a specifically African or British flavor.

(Folkways Records, 1957), 22 mins
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