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Chile
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(Monitor Records, 2012), 37 mins
"To the casual observer all Latin American folk music seems to have originated from a common source. The ballads, or romances, children’s songs and lullabies, the courtship dances and Christmas carols are certainly reminders of Spain’s heritage in Latin American music. But in the 19th century the colonies wo...
(Monitor Records, 2012), 37 mins
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Chile: Songs for the Resistance
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(Paredon Records, 1975), 46 mins
"In every epoch, certain struggles against oppression have come down through history and sum up for us in a single heroic shout the great reservoir of courage and humanity which is the common birthright of all people. France of 1789, Russia of 1917, China of 1949, Cuba of 1959; these are both milestones and symbo...
(Paredon Records, 1975), 46 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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produced by Rosalind Solomon, 1930- (Folkways Records, 1985), 49 mins
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Creole Music of Surinam
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produced by Clifford Entes (Folkways Records, 1978), 48 mins

This collection presents the two main genres of Afro-Dutch Guyanese music—Kawina-winti and Kaseko-Opo Poku. Sung in Taki-Taki (a native Creole dialect consisting of English, Dutch, Portuguese, and African languages) this album offers a glimpse into Surinamese life and the music that accompanies it.

produced by Clifford Entes (Folkways Records, 1978), 48 mins
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Creole Songs of Haiti
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(Folkways Records, 1954), 22 mins

This recording combines vocal interpretations of Vodou (an Afro-Haitian religion) ceremonial songs and popular secular melodies by legendary Haitian singer, dancer and folklorist Emerante de Pradines and the all-male folklorique chorus Michele Dejan Group. Recorded by Harold Courlander during the 1940s mouvement...

(Folkways Records, 1954), 22 mins
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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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Cuba Va!: Songs of the New Generation of Revolutionary Cuba
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produced by Leo Brouwer, 1939- (Paredon Records, 1971), 34 mins
Written, arranged, performed and produced in Cuba by the Experimental Sound Collective of ICAIC (Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Arts and Industries). Sung in Spanish, with illustrated booklet, including complete texts and English translations.

Leonardo Acosta, Genaro (Caturla) García, Pedro Guapachá, Luc...
produced by Leo Brouwer, 1939- (Paredon Records, 1971), 34 mins
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The Cuban Danzón: Its Ancestors and Descendents
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produced by John Santos and Andrew Schloss (Folkways Records, 1982), 48 mins
These recordings represent a collection of masterpieces, which will now be preserved as an important part of the archives documenting the history of Cuban music. We hope that they will be used by this and future generations in the study and appreciation of Latin music..."

John Santos


"Estas grabaciones r...
produced by John Santos and Andrew Schloss (Folkways Records, 1982), 48 mins
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Cuba's Orquesta Aragón Recorded Live in New York
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(Monitor Records, 1984), 43 mins
"Orchestra Aragón was created in 1939 by the noted violinist Orestes Aragón and first performed in and around Cienfuegos, its city of origin. In 1946, at the age of 19, Rafael Lay, violinist and composer, became director of the orchestra until 1982, when he lost his life in an automobile accident. Richard Egüe...
(Monitor Records, 1984), 43 mins
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