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Havana, Cuba, ca. 1957: Rhythms and Songs for the Orishas
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2001), 1 hour 16 mins
Music is one way Cuban Lucumí (descendants of African slaves) have retained cultural ties to Africa. During the 19th century these descendants established cabildos, mutual aid and social societies based on African ethnic "nations" under the sponsorship of the Roman Catholic Church. These cabildos, found ma...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2001), 1 hour 16 mins
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Matanzas, Cuba, ca. 1957: Afro-Cuban Sacred Music from the Countryside
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2001), 1 hour 11 mins
Recorded in Matanzas in 1957, these ritual rhythms provide a direct link to the music of 19th-century colonial Cuba and provide a window into the religious life of the first generations of Africans who worked the sugar mills. Collected by Lydia Cabrera and Josefina Tarafa, these recordings preserve extremely rare...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2001), 1 hour 11 mins
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A Tribute to Gonzalo Asencio,
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2008), 1 hour 1 mins
The compositions of the late "street hero" Tío Tom (Gonzalo Asencio) epitomize the most rooted of Afro-Cuban musics—the rumba. A fusion of African traditions that came together around 1900 in urban Havana and Matanzas province, the rumba is the signature sound of the solar, the creative cauldron of shared spac...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2008), 1 hour 1 mins
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Havana & Matanzas, Cuba, ca. 1957: Batá, Bembé, and Palo Songs from the historic recordings of Lydia Cabrera and Josefina Tarafa
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2003), 1 hour 18 mins
These recordings, made just prior to Fidel Castro's rise to power, reflect Afro-Cuban musical and spiritual life in Havana and around the sugarcane mills of Matanzas. Lydia Cabrera and Josefina Tarafa captured a fascinating snapshot of African slave-descendant communities performing their religious songs and cere...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2003), 1 hour 18 mins
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Yemayah
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produced by John Smith and Daniel E. Sheehy; performed by Ella Jenkins, 1924-; in More Multicultural Songs From Ella Jenkins (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2014), 2 mins
produced by John Smith and Daniel E. Sheehy; performed by Ella Jenkins, 1924-; in More Multicultural Songs From Ella Jenkins (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2014), 2 mins
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Raíces Latinas: Smithsonian Folkways Latino Roots Collection
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2002), 1 hour 8 mins
Featuring some of the finest Latino roots music the Smithsonian Folkways archive has to offer from such artists as Nati Cano’s Los Camperos, Luiz Bonfa, and Cuarteto Patria and Compay Sugundo (Buena Vista Social Club), this specially priced CD brings you a collection of Latino sounds beyond the conventional! Muc...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2002), 1 hour 8 mins
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Sacred Rhythms of Cuban Santería
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produced by Olavo Alén Rodríguez (Centro de Investigación y Desarollo de la Música Cubana (CIDMUC), 1995), 1 hour 6 mins
These recordings of Santería drumming and singing rituals feature four Cuban Santería groups calling the gods (orishas) by performing rythmic sequences called orus. Recorded in the Cuban provinces of Matanzas and Havana City in 1983-1984, these ceremonies and drums have their roots in the ancient Yoruba religio...
produced by Olavo Alén Rodríguez (Centro de Investigación y Desarollo de la Música Cubana (CIDMUC), 1995), 1 hour 6 mins
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Smithsonian Folkways World Music Collection
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produced by Anthony Seeger, 1945- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1997), 1 hour 6 mins
This is a compilation of Folkways recordings. Please see the abstract field for each track for a citation to the source recording from which it came.
produced by Anthony Seeger, 1945- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1997), 1 hour 6 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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