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    Anton LaVeyThe Devil Speaks (& Plays)Aberrant Records
    Known to the world, in infamy, as the founder of the Church of Satan, author (among other cult esoteric texts of the Satanic Bible) and countercultural...
      Why The Mountains Are Black: Primeval Greek Village Music 1907-1960Various ArtistsThird Man Records
      An inspired collection of primal and unhinged Greek village music that at times sounds more like free jazz or doom folk, feral and trance-like as it is....
        Spectra Ex Machina: A Sound Anthology of Occult Phenomena 1920-2017 (Vol.1)Various ArtistsSub Rosa
        The anthology 'Spectra Ex Machina' brings together rare documents pertaining to so-called occult phenomena, most of them taken from little-known archives....
          Santeria from Africa to the New WorldThe Dead Sell MemoriesBy George Brandon
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          How Music Dies (or Lives)Field Recording and the Battle for Democracy in the ArtsAllWorth Press
          Import USA Paperback edition book NEARLY 60% OFF!!!! CHEAPER THAN AMAZON! Culled from a lifetime of learning through failure and designed to provoke thought...
          Africa's OgunOld World And NewIndiana University Press
          .. an ethnographically rich contribution to the historical understanding of West African culture, as well as an exploration of the continued vitality of...
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          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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          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...
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            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
            Come And Trip It: Instrumental Dance Music, 1780s-1920s (1978)VariousNew World Records
            Nice anthropological original LP, thick card, gatefold, with stapled inners and text (w/library stamps)
              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...
                      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...
                                Animal Sacrifice & Religious FreedomChurch of the Lukumi Babalu Aye v. City of HialeahUniversity Press Of Kansas
                                Description: The Santeria religion of Cuba - the Way of the Saints - mixes West African Yoruba culture with Catholicism. Similar to Haitian voodoo,...
                                Madame DreadA Tale Of Love, Vodou and Civil Strife in HaitiNation Books
                                Secondhand paperback original book. Description: Kathie Klarreich, arrived in Haiti as a nave twenty-something in the late 1980s. There she worked...
                                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...
                                Governing SpiritsReligion, Miracles, and Spectacles in Cuba and Puerto Rico, 1898-1956University of North Carolina Press
                                Freedom of religion did not come easily to Cuba or Puerto Rico. Only after the arrival of American troops during the Spanish-American War were non-Catholics...
                                Voodoo DrumsDrummers Of The Societe Absolument Guinin (Haiti)Universal Sound
                                Unique collection containing authentic rhythms of Haitian Voodoo drumming. Recorded in Port-au-Prince, Haiti by Soul Jazz Records, this album features...
                                • Voodoo Drums – Yanvalou
                                • Voodoo Drums – Africanadou
                                • Voodoo Drums – Rongol
                                • Voodoo Drums – Zepol
                                • Voodoo Drums – Dahome
                                • Voodoo Drums – Congo
                                • Voodoo Drums – Mai
                                • Voodoo Drums – Parigol
                                • Voodoo Drums – Contredance
                                • Voodoo Drums – Afranchi
                                • Voodoo Drums – Juba
                                • Voodoo Drums – Petro
                                • Voodoo Drums – Kita
                                • Voodoo Drums – Boumba
                                • Voodoo Drums – Koye
                                • Voodoo Drums – Zepol
                                • Voodoo Drums – Areyen
                                • Voodoo Drums – Mas Karon
                                • Voodoo Drums – Ibo
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                                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...
                                Cajun And Creole Music MakersMusiciens Cadiens et CreolesUniversity Press Of Mississippi
                                The virtual renaissance of all things Cajun and Creole has captivated enthusiasts throughout America and invigorated the culture back home in Louisiana....
                                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...
                                Music From Behind The BridgeSteelband Spirit and Politics in Trinidad and TobagoOxford University Press
                                Music from behind the Bridge tells the story of the steelband from the point of view of musicians who overcame the disadvantages of poverty and prejudice...
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                                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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                                  Santeria: Songs for the OrishasGrupo Oba-IluSoul Jazz Records
                                  This release shows the authentic music of Cuba's Santeria - which lies at the heart of all Afro-Cuban music and influenced the music and ideas of artists...
                                  • Santeria: Songs for the Orishas – Eleggua
                                  • Santeria: Songs for the Orishas – Ogun
                                  • Santeria: Songs for the Orishas – Ochosi
                                  • Santeria: Songs for the Orishas – Babalu Aye
                                  • Santeria: Songs for the Orishas – Obbatala
                                  • Santeria: Songs for the Orishas – Shango
                                  • Santeria: Songs for the Orishas – Oya
                                  • Santeria: Songs for the Orishas – Oshun
                                  • Santeria: Songs for the Orishas – Yemaya
                                  • Santeria: Songs for the Orishas – Eleggua (Instrumental)
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                                  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...
                                  Rara in HaitiStreet Music of HaitiSoul Jazz Records
                                  Anarchic carnival street music from Haiti. Traces of New Orleans' Second Line jazz meets Cuban carnival Comparsas and Brazilian afro blocs and the ancient...
                                  • Rara in Haiti – Rara 1
                                  • Rara in Haiti – Rara 2
                                  • Rara in Haiti – Rara 3
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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
                                  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)
                                  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
                                  Polyphonic Voices Of GeorgiaThe Anchiskhati ChoirSoul Jazz Records
                                  The second release on our own World Audio Foundation sub-label features the deep sacred and spiritual vocal music from the Georgian Republic in Eastern...
                                  • Polyphonic Voices Of Georgia – Alilo
                                  • Polyphonic Voices Of Georgia – O, Holy God
                                  • Polyphonic Voices Of Georgia – God Is The Lord
                                  • Polyphonic Voices Of Georgia – St Nino's Collect-Hymn
                                  • Polyphonic Voices Of Georgia – O Come, Let Us Worship
                                  • Polyphonic Voices Of Georgia – The Angels In Heaven
                                  • Polyphonic Voices Of Georgia – Alilo (ver.2)
                                  • Polyphonic Voices Of Georgia – Alilo (ver.3)
                                  • Polyphonic Voices Of Georgia – You Are A Vine
                                  • Polyphonic Voices Of Georgia – Cross Your Worship
                                  • Polyphonic Voices Of Georgia – That We May Raise
                                  • Polyphonic Voices Of Georgia – A Mercy Of Peace
                                  • Polyphonic Voices Of Georgia – O Come, Let Us Worship (Ver.2)
                                  • Polyphonic Voices Of Georgia – Lord Forces, Be With Us
                                  • Polyphonic Voices Of Georgia – Christ Is Risen From The Dead
                                  • Polyphonic Voices Of Georgia – O Lord, Save Thy People
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                                  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