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Para Todos Ustedes
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produced by John Santos and Juan Gutiérrez (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2005), 1 hour 15 mins
The bomba and plena are the heartbeat of Afro-Puerto Rican music. In Para Todos Ustedes (For All of You), New York's acclaimed Los Pleneros de la 21 wraps these venerable drumming, singing, and dancing traditions in a creative web of fresh arrangements, contemporary harmonies, and a message of pride in their musi...
produced by John Santos and Juan Gutiérrez (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2005), 1 hour 15 mins
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Viento de Agua Unplugged: Materia Prima
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produced by Daniel E. Sheehy and Tito Matos, 1968- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2004), 50 mins
The bomba and plena heard on this recording are the materia prima (raw material) of today's two most African Puerto Rican musical traditions. When its dynamic leader Tito Matos created the group Viento de Agua ("Wind of Water"), he vowed to keep alive the "streetcorner sound" of the plena, music rooted in the liv...
produced by Daniel E. Sheehy and Tito Matos, 1968- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2004), 50 mins
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Lamento Borincano (Puerto Rican Lament): Early Puerto Rican Music 1916-1939 (CD2)
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produced by Chris Strachwitz, 1931- and Cristóbal Diaz (Arhoolie Records, 2001), 1 hour 19 mins
produced by Chris Strachwitz, 1931- and Cristóbal Diaz (Arhoolie Records, 2001), 1 hour 19 mins
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Lamento Borincano (Puerto Rican Lament): Early Puerto Rican Music 1916-1939 (CD1)
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produced by Chris Strachwitz, 1931- and Cristóbal Diaz (Arhoolie Records, 2001), 1 hour 18 mins
produced by Chris Strachwitz, 1931- and Cristóbal Diaz (Arhoolie Records, 2001), 1 hour 18 mins
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Puerto Rico in Washington
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produced by René López (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1996), 54 mins
Marcial Reyes y sus Pleneros de Bayamon and Cuerdas de Borinquen play bombas and plenas, music of the mountains, the coast, and the city. Recorded live at the 1989 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, this collection features notes in English and Spanish discussing the development of these musical styles amd background...
produced by René López (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1996), 54 mins
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Puerto Rican Music in Hawaii
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produced by Ted Solís, fl. 1989 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1989), 42 mins
A fascinating 16 track collection of dance music that creates a panorama of Puerto Rican musical life in Hawai'i and bears a striking resemblance to Tex-Mex conjunto music. Artists include Charles Figueroa, Virginia Rodrigues, Glenn Ferreira, and others.

"...[A] superb reminder that some of our best music can...
produced by Ted Solís, fl. 1989 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1989), 42 mins
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Tengo Puerto Rico en Mi Corazón
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(Paredon Records, 1971), 41 mins
"I don’t want anyone to listen to this record until they’ve put some truths into their heads. Because without these truths, you can never really understand this record on anything that comes out of a patriot’s mouth. Puerto Rico is a colony of the United States. Not a colony in a vague definition applied...
(Paredon Records, 1971), 41 mins
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Echoes of Africa in Folk Songs of the Americas
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written by Beatrice Landeck (New York, NY: David McKay Company, 1961), 184 page(s)
written by Beatrice Landeck (New York, NY: David McKay Company, 1961), 184 page(s)
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