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    OkonkoloCantosBig Crown Records
    Okonkolo perform Yoruban Santeria music their debut for Big Crown is a a spiritual dance with held together by rhythm, passion and musical virtuosity.
    • Okonkolo – Yemaya
    • Okonkolo – Canto Asoyin
    • Okonkolo – Wolenche Por Chango
    • Okonkolo – Oba
    • Okonkolo – Ochun
    • Okonkolo – Canto Por Obatala
    • Okonkolo – Canto Por Ochun
    • Okonkolo – Obatala
    • Okonkolo – Elegua
    Soul Jazz Records presents Nigeria Fuji MachineSynchro Sound System & PowerMade In LagosSoul Jazz Records
    ‘Synchro Sound System & Power’ features the music of Nigeria Fuji Machine, which includes some of Nigeria's finest ‘Fuji’ master drummers and singers,...
    • Soul Jazz Records presents Nigeria Fuji Machine – Iba
    • Soul Jazz Records presents Nigeria Fuji Machine – Orin Gidi
    • Soul Jazz Records presents Nigeria Fuji Machine – Ilu
    • Soul Jazz Records presents Nigeria Fuji Machine – Ẹyọ-Sẹsẹ
    • Soul Jazz Records presents Nigeria Fuji Machine – Garaje
    • Soul Jazz Records presents Nigeria Fuji Machine – Ọrọ Owe
    • Soul Jazz Records presents Nigeria Fuji Machine – Ire
    Ragnar JohnsonCrying Bamboos: Ceremonial Flute Music from New Guinea: MadangIdeologic Organ
    Crying Bamboos is the translation of the pidgin description of the sound of sacred flutes: "Mambu i cry, i cry, i cry".Sacred flutes are blown to make...
    • Ragnar Johnson – Pu-kil, Bosmun
    • Ragnar Johnson – Rumbung Pulpak, Bosmun
    • Ragnar Johnson – Rumung, Bak
    • Ragnar Johnson – Boma, Kaean
    • Ragnar Johnson – Ga-ra-ra, Bosmun
    • Ragnar Johnson – Buaraning, Bak
    • Ragnar Johnson – Tomung Gingong, Bosmun
    • Ragnar Johnson – Wamba, Bosmun
    • Ragnar Johnson – Gomkail, Bak
    • Ragnar Johnson – Vilung Nyap, Bosmun
    • Ragnar Johnson – Bomana Longo, Kaean
    • Ragnar Johnson – Gateh, Bak
    • Ragnar Johnson – Ga-neh, Bosmun
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    Soul Jazz Records presents Yoruba!Songs and Rhythms For The Yoruba Gods In NigeriaSoul Jazz Records
    Soul Jazz Records’ latest album ‘Yoruba! Songs and Rhythms for the Yoruba Gods in Nigeria’ is newly recorded in Lagos, Nigeria. The album is co-produced...
    • Soul Jazz Records presents Yoruba! – Homage To Yemoja
    • Soul Jazz Records presents Yoruba! – Homage To Esu
    • Soul Jazz Records presents Yoruba! – Sakara Instrumental Ensemble
    • Soul Jazz Records presents Yoruba! – Homage To Obatala
    • Soul Jazz Records presents Yoruba! – Eulogy To Amila
    • Soul Jazz Records presents Yoruba! – Homage To Sango
    • Soul Jazz Records presents Yoruba! – Agbe Gbe-Wadele
    • Soul Jazz Records presents Yoruba! – Eulogy To Ori-Ola
    • Soul Jazz Records presents Yoruba! – Bata Drums Ensemble
    • Soul Jazz Records presents Yoruba! – Homage To Osun
    • Soul Jazz Records presents Yoruba! – Eshere
    • Soul Jazz Records presents Yoruba! – Dundun Instrumental Ensemble
    • Soul Jazz Records presents Yoruba! – Homage To Ogun
    Luis PerezIpan In Xiktli MetzliMr. Bongo
    Official Mr Bongo reissue. Replica original artwork, including the insert with listening instructions, in Spanish and English. Luis Pérez was born in...
      Vodou Drums in Haiti 2: The Living Gods Of Haiti21st Century Ritual Drums & Spirit PossessionSoul Jazz Records
      Soul Jazz Records’ new album features the truly intense, hypnotic and fascinating Vodou drums of Haiti, a stunning collection of trance-like rhythms...
      • – Bolero
      • – Adaptation
      • – Kod Kout
      • – Pastorelle
      • – Ti Mole
      • – Doki
      • – Rara
      • – Mazoune
      • – Tichampet
      • – Chay-O-Pye
      • – Kokoplim
      • – Raboday
      • – Indien
      • – Ti Jocelin
      • – Kalipso
      • – Banda
      90 Degrees Of ShadeHot Jump-Up Island Sounds From The CaribbeanSoul Jazz Records
      Soul Jazz Records’ new album 90 Degrees of Shade features the music of the Caribbean – Mambo, Calypso, Mento, Merengue, Latin Jazz and much more. The...
      • The Eloise Trio – Come To The Caribbean
      • Cachao – Trombon Criollo
      • Duke Of Iron – Bambouche
      • Lucho Azcarraga – Tamboritos Panamenos
      • Alfredito – Timbales
      • King Scratch – Christmas Time In Nassau
      • Guy De Rosier Orchestra – Panono M'Tombe
      • Noro Morales Orchestra – Mississippi Mambo
      • Peanuts Taylor – Nassau Blues
      • Katherine Dunham Ensemble – Nago
      • Hubert Porter – Rum and Coconut Water
      • The Bay Street Boys – Donkey Wants Water
      • Guy Du Rosier Orchestra – Anatole
      • Sonny Burke Orchestra – West Indies
      • Dioris Valladares – Los Dos Merengues
      • Julio Gutierrez – Theme For Conga
      • Hubert Porter – Mary's Lamb
      • Count Lasha – Perseverance
      • Tito Puente – Swingin' Mambo
      • The Duke Of Iron – Fifty Cents
      • Katherine Dunham Presents The Singing Gods – Maiz
      • Fajardo y sus Estrellas – El Aguardiente
      • The Eloise Trio – Anna Macao
      • Lord Fly – Whai, Whai, Whai
      • Gina Martin – Omo Belli
      • Billo's Caracas Boys – Bombele
      • King Scratch – Liza See Me Hear
      • Cortijo – Con La Punta Del Pie Teresa
      • The Calypso Steel-O-Rama Band – Java
      • Super Ensemble Nemours Jean-Baptiste – Rinmin Ce Folie
      • Lord Lebby – Dr. Kinsey Report
      • Celia Cruz – Yembe Laroco
      Soul Jazz Records presents Gwo KaMusic of Guadeloupe, French West Indies by Tradisyon KaSoul Jazz Records
      Soul Jazz Records continues its journey into the world of Afro-Caribbean roots music with this album of newly recorded music of Gwo Ka music recorded and...
      • Tradisyon Ka feat Patrick Tulippe – Adam é Eve
      • Tradisyon Ka feat Henri Louis – Ansanm pou dèmen
      • Tradisyon Ka feat Patrick Tulippe – Konsyans
      • Tradisyon Ka feat William Casse – Elwa
      • Tradisyon Ka feat Leonard Zozio – Yenki Sa An Pa Enme
      • Tradisyon Ka feat Francois Dinane – Kan La Line Lévé
      • Tradisyon Ka feat Thierry Dernault – La Gwadloupéyen
      • Tradisyon Ka feat William Casse – Latilyé Valo
      • Tradisyon Ka feat Francois Dinane – Lékiri a Misié O
      • Tradisyon Ka feat Francois Dinane – O La Ou Té Yé
      • Tradisyon Ka feat Patrick Tulippe – O Moman Lesclavaj
      • Tradisyon Ka feat Patrick Tulippe – Yo pé ké jen chanjé
      • 1. Tradisyon Ka feat Patrick Tulippe – Adam é Eve
      • 2. Tradisyon Ka feat Henri Louis – Ansanm pou dèmen
      • 3. Tradisyon Ka feat Patrick Tulippe – Konsyans
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      Lead BellyLead Belly Sings Folk SongsSmithsonian Folkways
      Vital 1940s recordings of 15 songs featuring Lead Belly performing solo and accompanied by Woody Guthrie, Cisco Houston, and Sonny Terry. 
        Esso Steel Band of Bermuda Bermuda HoneymoonSmithsonian Folkways
        In the 1950s, steel pan and calypso, imported from Trinidad and Tobago, were hot in Bermuda. Lloyd Simmons and Hubert Smith, Jr. sing calypso with the...
          Lord MelodyCaribbean Limbo MusicSmithsonian Folkways
          How low can you go? Chances are, you’ll laugh (or at least giggle) before you reach your limit. These largely instrumental pieces with limbo-appropriate...
            Classic African-American Ballads / Various ArtistsClassic African-American Ballads from Smithsonian FolkwaysSmithsonian Folkways
            Classic African-American Ballads is a sampling of an important, historic, and engaging slice of America's Black music heritage. The heyday of the Black...
              Classic Sounds of New Orleans / Various ArtistsClassic Sounds of New Orleans from Smithsonian FolkwaysSmithsonian Folkways
              From street parades to nightclubs, from church houses to dance halls, music is key to New Orleans' uniqueness. Drawn from the Smithsonian Folkways repository...
                Creole Songs of Haiti / Various ArtistsCreole Songs of HaitiSmithsonian Folkways
                This recording combines vocal interpretations of Vodou (an Afro-Haitian religion) ceremonial songs and popular secular melodies by legendary Haitian singer,...
                  Louisiana Creole Music / Various ArtistsLouisiana Creole MusicSmithsonian Folkways
                  The French-speaking, black Creoles from the prairies of lower Louisiana produce a wide variety of music, from Cajun two-steps to the blues. This album...
                    Music from the South / Various ArtistsMusic from the South Vol. 1: Country Brass BandsSmithsonian Folkways
                    The fieldwork for this album sought to explore sources that would lead listeners back to the decades between the emancipation of the slaves in 1863 and...
                      Music of Haiti / Various ArtistsMusic of Haiti: Vol. 1 - Folk Music of HaitiSmithsonian Folkways
                      Folklorist, ethnographer and ethnomusicologist Harold Courlander, known for his important early work documenting the “vast unwritten literature,...
                        Music of Haiti / Various ArtistsMusic of Haiti: Vol. 3 - Songs and Dances of HaitiSmithsonian Folkways
                        The Ayida Group, a troupe folklorique of Port-au-Prince that sprung (with many similar troops) out of a 1930’s—’40s social movement revaluing...
                          Dabuyabarugu: Inside the Temple Sacred Music of the Garifuna of Belize (1982)Smithsonian Folkways
                          Deep Roots music from Belize.This album is a collection of music recorded during a dugu, a two week ceremonial feast that attempts to placate the...
                            The Black Caribs Of BelizeGarifuna: Ancestral Travellers Of The CaribbeanSoul Jazz Records
                            In 2010, Soul Jazz Records embarked on their latest unique recording project, travelling to the Caribbean as they continue to document musical hot spots...
                            • Bato Drum Group – Instrumental (Charikanari)
                            • Bato Drum Group – Daraboun Me Yamadi (Combination)
                            • Dugu Ensemble – E-e Au Gayu (Dugu)
                            • Gilla and the Wageira Le Drummers – Dam Me Tiabin (Charikanari)
                            • Bato Drum Group – Instrumental (Gunjel)
                            • Uwarani – Lemesi Le Bichugubei
                            • Bato Drum Group – Instrumental (Chumba)
                            • Dugu Ensemble – Chiba La Barana Wabugurate (Dugu)
                            • Gilla and the Wageira Le Drummers – Guribiyua (Paranda)
                            • Bato Drum Group – Instrumental (Combination)
                            • Uwarani – Liboria Laure (Gunjel)
                            • Gilla and the Wageira Le Drummers – Play Jankunu Play (Jankunu / Wanaragua)
                            • Bato Drum Group – Charikanari Habinahan Dangrigana (Charikanari)
                            • Gilla and the Wageira Le Drummers – Fiura (Paranda)
                            • Bato Drum Group – Instrumental (Hunguhungu)
                            • Uwarani – Sayuneru (Gunjel)
                            • Bato Drum Group – Haduga Ienau (Paranda)
                            • 1. Bato Drum Group – Instrumental (Charikanari)
                            • 2. Bato Drum Group – Daraboun Me Yamadi (Combination)
                            • 3. Dugu Ensemble – E-e Au Gayu (Dugu)
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                            Folk Music and Ceremonies of EthiopiaFolk Music and Ceremonies of Ethiopia (1974)Smithsonian Folkways
                            Roots and folk music from the various tribes and regions of Ethiopia, including celebrations for Haile Selassie's 80th birthday
                            • Folk Music and Ceremonies of Ethiopia – Trance Chant
                            Drums Of Haiti (1950)Music of Haiti, Vol 2Smithsonian Folkways
                            Heavy, heavy, heavy drum rhythms recorded in Haiti. Voodoo plus some Rara. This is like Soul Jazz Records' own "Voodoo Drums", only recorded in 1950! Produced...
                            • Drums Of Haiti (1950) – Bumba Dance
                            Music From The Villages Of Northeastern NigeriaRecorded In The FieldSmithsonian Folkways
                            Excellent recordings from the North-Eastern villages of Nigeria - varying from drums and voice to marimba type instruments and loads more. Double CD.
                            • Music From The Villages Of Northeastern Nigeria – Music of the Ga'anda People: Ga'anda Xylophone Band
                            Rhythms of RaptureSacred Musics of Haitian Vodou (1995)Smithsonian Folkways
                            Excellent recordings of Haitian voodoo music in all its many forms and variations. Comes with superb booklet. Cuts from live Vodou ceremonies are juxtaposed...
                            • Port-Au-Prince Zepol – Vye Gran O (Song for Ezili)
                            Roots Of Black Music In AmericaSome Correspondences Between The Music Of The Slave Areas Of West Africa, USA and CaribbeanSmithsonian Folkways
                            How the music of USA, the Caribbean and Western Africa is connected by the slave trade with comparisons between the various musics and instruments in the...
                            • Waje Ward – Virginia Banjo Instrumental
                            Drums Of TrinidadTribal Rhythms From CarriacouSmithsonian Folkways
                            Six man drum orchestra. This recording of hand drumming from Port of Spain demonstrates African-derived rhythms performed in Trinidad and the broader Caribbean...
                            • Drums Of Trinidad – Calypso in Drums
                            Carnival Music Of Eastern CubaConga De Los HoyosSoul Jazz Records
                            CONGA DE LOS HOYOS, founded in 1902, is one of the oldest and best-known carnival groups in Santiago, Cuba today. Group members are exclusively from the...
                            • Carnival Music Of Eastern Cuba – Un Solo Golpe
                            • Carnival Music Of Eastern Cuba – Apertura
                            • Carnival Music Of Eastern Cuba – Ahora Si !
                            • Carnival Music Of Eastern Cuba – Vereda Tropical (Version 1)
                            • Carnival Music Of Eastern Cuba – La Invacion / Viene El Cocoye
                            • Carnival Music Of Eastern Cuba – Hasta Santiago A Pie
                            • Carnival Music Of Eastern Cuba – Vereda Tropical (Version 2)
                            • Carnival Music Of Eastern Cuba – Recordando Viejos Tiempos
                            Traditional Drumming and Dances of GhanaTraditional Drumming and Dances of Ghana (1976)Smithsonian Folkways
                            Recordings from the Ashanti, Asafo, Lobi and Krobos regions, including 'talking drums'. Wicked rhythms!
                            • Traditional Drumming and Dances of Ghana – Kete Drumming
                            Yoruba Drums from Benin, West AfricaYoruba Drums from Benin, West AfricaSmithsonian Folkways
                            Benin, West Africa is the home to several Yoruba religious cults based on a pantheon of gods. Overlapping rhythms embedded with symbolic religious meanings...
                            • The Bata Repetoire for Egungen in Pobe – Ako
                            Ritual Music of EthiopiaRitual Music of Ethiopia (1973)Smithsonian Folkways
                            Super-deep ritual music from Ethiopia. Check the soundclip!
                            • Ritual Music of Ethiopia – Kammba Drum Solo (Wallano tribe) / Woyisha cow horn (Wallano tribe)
                            Africa:The Sounds & Music Of The CongoSmithsonian Folkways
                            Rhythms and songs from Africa.
                            • Africa: – Song of the Ekonda (Baoto Folk Song)
                            Gambian Griot Kora DuetsGambian Griot Kora Duets (1979)Smithsonian Folkways
                            Deep stuff! Recorded in Gambia.
                            • Gambian Griot Kora Duets – Yeyengo - High Life Tune (Tomora Ba Tuning)
                            Music Of MaliMusic Of Mali (1966)Smithsonian Folkways
                            • Music Of Mali –  Taureg Minstrels at Timbuktu (with Two Lutes)
                            Songs of War and Death from the Slave Coast:Songs of Death (1982)Smithsonian Folkways
                            Heavyweight songs and drums recorded in Ghana. All relate to death!
                            • Songs of War and Death from the Slave Coast: – Gogodzi (Mourning Song) - 1:57
                            Folk Music Of JamaicaFolk Music Of Jamaica (1956)Smithsonian Folkways
                            Heavyweight roots music from Jamaica, very-percussion heavy. Recorded by ex-prime minister of Jamaica, Edward Seaga, in his musical anthropological days!...
                            • Folk Music Of Jamaica – Kumina "Country" Songs - 3:15
                            Ancient Slavonic ChantsIvan Koukouzel Angeloglassny Ensemble (1994)Smithsonian Folkways
                            Sacred voices, recorded in Bulgaria.
                            • Ancient Slavonic Chants – Voskreseniya Den (The Day of the Resurrection)(Neophyte Riisky- from Easter Matins)
                            Junkanoo BandKey West (1964)Smithsonian Folkways
                            Carnival music from the Bahamas. Crazy, heavy rhythms and songs. Recommended.
                              Griots:Ministers of the Spoken Word (1975)Smithsonian Folkways
                              Super-deep music from Mali, Gambia and Senegal. A double CD featuring Griot Music, Africa's story tellers, also known as the ministers of the spoken word!...
                              • Griots: – Nege Sirimang
                              African and Afro-American DrumsAfrican And Afro-American Drums (1954)Smithsonian Folkways
                              Excellent roots African-derived  drum recordings from the 1950s. Recommended music from Bahamas, Brazil, Congo, Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, Nigeria, Rwanda,...
                              • African and Afro-American Drums – Ceremonial Drums 4:39
                              Jamaican Cult MusicJamaican Cult Music (1954)Smithsonian Folkways
                              The original jump-up! Revivalist Zion, baptist, Kumina drums, Jonkanoo and Rastafari! Amazing early recordings.
                              • Jamaican Cult Music – Uplifting table (revival zion) 3:28
                              Vodun-Rada Rite for ErzulieVodun-Rada Rite for Erzulie (1975)Smithsonian Folkways
                              Live recording of a Voodoo ritual ceremony recorded in Haiti. Heavy!
                              • Vodun-Rada Rite for Erzulie – Part 1
                              Music of CubaMusic of Cuba (1985)Smithsonian Folkways
                              Various songs and rhythms recorded in Cuba including Rumbas, Santeria, Son and Guarachas.
                              • Palo Forte Musicians – Two Palos
                              Haiti Confidential (1958)The Inscrutable music of Haiti...definite, authentic, for the initiateSmithsonian Folkways
                              Covering a broad spectrum, this collection includes vodou ritual drumming (using tanbou, a type of drums used for this religious practice of African origin);...
                              • Haiti Confidential (1958) – Paulette
                              The Sacred Rhythms of Cuban SanteriaThe Sacred Rhythms of Cuban Santeria (1984)Smithsonian Folkways
                              These recordings of Santería drumming and singing rituals feature four Cuban Santería groups calling the gods (orishas) by performing rhythmic...
                              • The Sacred Rhythms of Cuban Santeria – Inle
                              Bongo, Backra & CoolieJamaican Roots Vol. 1 (1975)Smithsonian Folkways
                              Excellent songs, rhythms and chants of kumina, convince music and Jamaican East Indian music. Really, really heavyweight!
                              • Bongo, Backra & Coolie – Asosowata
                              Black Music Of Two WorldsBlack Music Of Two Worlds (1977)Smithsonian Folkways
                              Compiled and annotated by John Storm Roberts - who wrote 'The Latin Tinge' and 'Black Music Of Two Worlds' - two excellent books. 33 tracks ranging from...
                                Tumba Francesa: Afro-Cuban Music From The RootsTumba Francesa la Caridad de CubaSoul Jazz Records
                                Tumba Francesa la Caridad de Oriente is a 140-year old institution in Cuba.The music of Tumba Francesa is a unique combination of African drums and French...
                                • Tumba Francesa – Camaguey
                                • Tumba Francesa – Muerive Yo Dila (Mason)
                                • Tumba Francesa – Mapua Live (Yuba)
                                • Tumba Francesa – Vamos A Dividir (Mason)
                                • Tumba Francesa – Tambores 1
                                • Tumba Francesa – Ven Mi Morena (Tahona)
                                • Tumba Francesa – Muedine Consa (Yuba)
                                • Tumba Francesa – Tambores 2