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(Monitor Records, 1978), 45 mins
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Borders: Songs and Dances of the Scottish-English Border
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produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Folkways Records, 1960), 44 mins
produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Folkways Records, 1960), 44 mins
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Brute Force Steel Bands of Antigua
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produced by Emory Cook, 1913-2002 (Cook Records, 1955), 47 mins
For this Cook recording, the Brute Force Steel Band of Antigua performs mambos, rumbas, sambas, calypsos and meringues plus a march and a bolero. A Trinidadian / Tobagan innovation that came out of WWII, the steel pan has enjoyed enormous popularity as a defining "musical sound of the Caribbean."
produced by Emory Cook, 1913-2002 (Cook Records, 1955), 47 mins
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Chapinlandia - Marimba Music of Guatemala
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2007), 1 hour 16 mins
Steeped in centuries of tradition, Marimba Chapinlandia and its music express the "modern" marimba sound that took shape around the turn of the 20th century. Its catchy melodies, sentimental harmonies, and dance rhythms are the signature of Guatemala's national musical instrument that drew from the African, India...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2007), 1 hour 16 mins
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Compagnie Nationale de Danses Françaises with Jacques Douai
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(Monitor Records, 2012), 48 mins

Forming a French national ballet company was a dream that took singer Jacques Douai and Térèse Palau fifteen years to realize. For the first ten years the company gave thousands of performances with only four pairs of dancers, but eventually the ballet grew to include seventy-five singers and dancers. The Fren...

(Monitor Records, 2012), 48 mins
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Dance Calypso
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(Cook Records, 1956), 42 mins
According to the liner notes, "Calypso is...a humor-coated pellet of uncamouflaged truth...taking the opportunity of saying something to somebody in song that you couldn't say in polite society...the dummy for a singing ventriloquist." Whether or not this is an apt description, this compilation brings together so...
(Cook Records, 1956), 42 mins
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Deep Polka: Dance Music from the Midwest
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produced by Richard March (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 1 hour 8 mins
Deep Polka brings out the vitality and variety of the Polka and related European-derived dance music played by bands throughout the upper Midwest today. Although little known outside this region, these important and enduring music traditions bring thousands of people together to dance almost every weekend. Outst...
produced by Richard March (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 1 hour 8 mins
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(Monitor Records, 1985), 46 mins
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Folk Dances of Greece
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produced by James Anastasios Notopoulos, 1905-1967 (Folkways Records, 1956), 51 mins
produced by James Anastasios Notopoulos, 1905-1967 (Folkways Records, 1956), 51 mins
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Folk Music of France
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produced by Paul Arma, 1905-1987 (Folkways Records, 1951), 34 mins

From Angoumois to Orléans, this collection of Folk Music of France “remains the exact and faithful reflection of the different ethnic and language groups among which this folklore came to birth.” Often humorous, this collection is a running commentary on marriage with songs such as “Mon Père M’a Douné...

produced by Paul Arma, 1905-1987 (Folkways Records, 1951), 34 mins
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