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Maya AchiMarimba Music In GuatemalaTemple University Press
For the Achi, one of the several Mayan ethnic groups indigenous to Guatemala, the music of the marimba serves not only as a form of entertainment but also...
Living SanteriaRituals and Experiences in an Afro-Cuban ReligionMichael Atwood Mason
In 1992 Smithsonian anthropologist Michael Atwood Mason traveled to Cuba for initiation as a priest into the Santería religion. Since then he has...
Crossing The WaterA Photographic Path To The Afro-Cuban Spirit WorldDuke University Press
OVER 50% OFF!In the summer of 2000, two award-winning photographers, Claire Garoutte and Anneke Wambaugh, were in Santiago de Cuba, south-eastern Cuba....
Making People's MusicMoe Asch and Folkways RecordsSmithsonian Books
During his nearly 40-year tenure with Folkways Records, Moe Asch, the company's founder, amassed a catalogue of almost 2,200 recordings that had expanded...
Recollecting From The PastMusical Practice and Spirit Possession on the East Coast of MadagascarWesleyan University Press
The first serious ethnomusicological study of Malagasy music, ' Recollecting From The Past' evokes the complex sound and performative aesthetic in Madagascar...
Disenchanting Les Bon TempsIdentity and Authenticity in Cajun Music and DanceDuke University Press
The expression laissez les bons temps rouler - 'let the good times roll' - conveys the sense of exuberance and good times associated with southern Louisiana's...
The Man Who Recorded The WorldA Biography Of Alan Lomax by John SzwedWilliam Heinemann Ltd
Writer, musicologist, archivist, singer, DJ, filmmaker, record, radio and TV producer, Alan Lomax was a man of many parts. Without him the history of popular...
Dancing WisdomEmbodied Knowledge In Haitian Vodou, Cuban Yoruba and Bahian CandombleUniversity Of Illinois Press
Haiti, Cuba and Bahia in Brazil each mantain African-derived religious systems, albeit in the new world, that rely heavily on dance behaviour. Combining...
Migration And VodouIncludes CD!University Press Of Florida
With an accompanying cd, this book provides a rare insight into the innovative ways a community of Haitian migrants in South Florida has maintained religious...
Divine Utterances (Book & CD)The Performance Of Afro-Cuban SanteriaSmithsonian Institution
In Divine Utterances, Katherine J. Hagedorn explores the enduring cultural and spiritual power of the music of Afro-Cuban Santería and the process...
Mama Lola: A Voodoo Priestess in BrooklynBy Karen McCarthy BrownUniversity of California
Karen McCarthy Brown's "Mama Lola" challenges stereotypes of Vodou by offering an intimate portrait of African-based religion in everyday life. She explores...
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Secrets, Gossip And GodsThe Transformation Of Brazilian CandombleOxford University Press
In this wide-ranging book, Paul C Johnson explores the changing, hidden face of the Afro-Brazilian indigenous religion of Candomble. Despite its importance...