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Voodoo In New OrleansBy Robert TallantPelican
The word 'voodoo' elicits reactions from fear to fascination; thoughts of pins stuck in dolls, hexes, and strange rites immediately come to mind. But few...
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Secrets of VoodooBy Milo RigaudCity Lights
Secrets of Voodoo traces the development in Haiti and the Americas of this complex religion from its sources in Africa. the book represents a straightforward...
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VariousCome And Trip It: Instrumental Dance Music, 1780s-1920s (1978)New World Records
Nice anthropological original LP, thick card, gatefold, with stapled inners and text (w/library stamps)
ZydecoBlack Creole, French Music & Blues 1929-1972Fremeaux
Double CD tracing the history of Zydeco – the dynamic creole music of the French-speaking black population from the bayous of Louisiana. Includes early...
Rang'alaNew Recordings From Siaya County, Kenya: Ogoya Nengo And The Dodo Women’s GroupHonest Jon's
Open-hearted recordings of women’s singing, from a village in southwest Kenya. Honest Jon's focus on 'Dodo' - a type of traditional Luo music mostly...
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The InvisiblesBy Francis HuxleyRupert Hart-Davies (1966)
1966 hardback first edition w/dust jacket. Anthropogical study of Voodoo.
Il Brasile di Pierre VergerPhotographs Of Brazil by Pierre VergerMinimum Fax
A selection of amazing photographs from the early 40s to the early 70s taken by the legendary Pierre Verger, a Frenchman who lived in Bahia, Northern Brazil.
90 Degrees Of Shade Hot 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...
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...
  • 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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Big Bill BroonzyBig Bill Broonzy Sings Folk SongsSmithsonian Folkways
Cut in 1956, these tracks catch Broonzy in fine form near the end of his distinguished career. His powerful voice and guitar are showcased in a set which...
Sonny Terry and Brownie McGheeBrownie McGhee and Sonny Terry SingSmithsonian Folkways
This 13-song set represents one of this blues duo's best efforts recorded and has been a popular Folkways title for over 30 years. Tracks include Dark...
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. 
The Brute Force Steel BandBeauty and the Brute ForceSmithsonian Folkways
Trinidadian vocalist Dot Evans joined the Antiguan Brute Force Steel Band for this collaborative project that displays the luxurious melodies and rhythmic...
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...
Brute Force Steel Bands of Antigua / Various ArtistsBrute Force Steel Bands of AntiguaSmithsonian Folkways
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...
Steel Band Clash / Various ArtistsSteel Band ClashSmithsonian Folkways
Recorded in 1955, three sixteen-person steel bands—Big Shell, Brute Force and Hell's Gate—come together to provide a sampling of lively music...
Kim Loy WongThe Steel Drums of Kim Loy WongSmithsonian Folkways
When the British police in Trinidad--then part of the British West Indies--banned traditional bamboo stick bands around the time of World War II, young...
Adelaide Van WeyAll Day Singin' - Louisiana and Smoky Mountain BalladsSmithsonian Folkways
On this collection, Adelaide Van Wey juxtaposes the Anglo-American ballads of the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina with songs from French Creole Louisiana....
Bamboo Tamboo / Various Artists Bamboo Tamboo: Bongo and the BelairSmithsonian Folkways
Recorded in the hills of Trinidad, here is a fascinating juxtaposition of three music and music / dance practices of non-urban dwellers derived from African...
Bamboushay Steel BandBamboushay Steel BandSmithsonian Folkways
Bamboushay! It's a West Indian dance step and a call to celebration, and it gives this Michigan State student ensemble its name. The steel drum is made...
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,...
Frantz CasseusHaitian DancesSmithsonian Folkways
Haitian guitarist and composer Frantz Casseus charged himself with the mission of building a repertoire for guitar blending Haitian folk music and European...
Sonny TerryHarmonica and Vocal SolosSmithsonian Folkways
As a youth in North Carolina, Sonny Terry—who lost his sight during his teen years—never imagined he’d eventually find fame as a musician...
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...
Sonny TerrySonny Terry's New Sound: Jawharp in Blues and Folk MusicSmithsonian Folkways
Best known for his blues harmonica recordings, Sonny Terry joins friends Brownie McGhee and J.C. Burris to explore the range of the jawharp (also known...
Trinidad Panharmonic OrchestraSteel BandSmithsonian Folkways
The steel band was invented during World War II, and so this 1957 recording of the Trinidad Panharmonic Orchestra captures the early days of what is now...
Adelaide Van WeyStreet Cries and Creole Songs of New OrleansSmithsonian Folkways
On this unique album, Adelaide van Wey sings Creole songs in the distinctive patois of New Orleans and performs street cries from the eastern United States....
The Big Drum Dance of Carriacou / Various ArtistsThe Big Drum Dance of CarriacouSmithsonian Folkways
The Big Drum Dance is one of the most significant musical rituals on the island of Carriacou in the Grenadines. Really a long series of dances, the Big...
The Castilianne / Various ArtistsThe CastilianneSmithsonian Folkways
Start with a suave terra séca, a sensual Brazilian lament and follow with a battery of easily danceable Venezuelan waltzes called castilianne that...
Spirits of the Night The Vaudun Gods of HaitiSpring Publications
Rare book on Voodoo by the always good Selden Rodman. S/hand paperback
Tom Paleys Old-Time Moonshine RevueRoll On, Roll OnHornbeam
Tom Paley returns after 59 years since he first recorded for Elektra records back in 1953, helping to launch the old-time folk music revival.  It...
Spider John Koerner with Chip Taylor SmithWhat's Left Of Spider JohnHornbeam
Legendary American folk blues artist Spider John Koerner, accompanied by fiddle and bones player Chip Taylor Smith, makes his UK recording...
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