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    Music Is The Most Beautiful Language In The World: Yiddisher Jazz In London’s East End 1920s To 1950sVarious ArtistsJWM Records
    JWM Records launch with the selection Music is the Most Beautiful Language in the World. A vibrant soundtrack to the Cockney Jewish experience, starting...
    • Max Bacon – Beigels
    • Johnny Franks and his Kosher Ragtimers – Mahzel
    • Ambrose & His Orchestra – Selection Of Hebrew Dances
    • Johnny Franks and his Kosher Ragtimers – Wilhemina
    • Lew Stone & The Monseigneur Band – A Brivella Der Mama
    • Baker And Willie With Orch. – A Day in the Lane
    • Stanley Laudan – Yiddisher Samba
    • Johnny Franks And His Kosher Ragtimers – Tzena
    • Mendel & His Mishpoche Band – A Kosher Fox-Trot Medley (Petticoat Lane)
    • Stanley Laudan – Rock'n'Roll Kozatsky
    • 1. Max Bacon – Beigels
    • 2. Johnny Franks and his Kosher Ragtimers – Mahzel
    • 3. Ambrose & His Orchestra – Selection Of Hebrew Dances
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    Divine HorsemenThe Living Gods Of Haiti by Maya DerenDocumentext
    First published in 1953, Maya Deren's famous account of the Haitian deities, practitioners and rituals of Voudoun was written with the special insight...
    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
    Steel Band ClashSteel 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...
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      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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        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...
        Spirits of the Night The Vaudun Gods of HaitiSpring Publications
        Rare book on Voodoo by the always good Selden Rodman. S/hand paperback
        Voodoo and Magic PracticesJean KerboullBarrie & Jenkins
        Original secondhand hardback with dustjacket in plastic cover in G- condition. Rare English translation
        Vodou Drums in Haiti 2: The Living Gods Of Haiti21st Century Ritual Drums & Spirit Possession - Drummers Of The Societe Absolument GuininSoul 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,...
                    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. 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...
                        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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                          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...
                          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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                          Drums of Defiance (1992)Maroon Music from the Earliest Free Black Communities of JamaicaSmithsonian Folkways
                          Maroon communities in Jamaica are directly descended from escaped slaves brought over to Jamaica by the slave trade. Fiercely independent, these communities...
                          • Jawbone – Morning Star
                          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
                          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
                          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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                          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
                          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
                          Folk Music of EthiopiaFolk Music of EthiopiaSmithsonian Folkways
                          Deep stuff. Recorded in 1951 - you can hear traces of the Ethiopiques in these recordings.
                          • Folk Music of Ethiopia – Oh My Country (Ethiopia) - Male Voice with Begenna