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G. I. GurdjieffImprovisationsFantome Phonographique
G. I. Gurdjieff was an Armenian and Greek philosopher, spiritual teacher, and musician, whose teachings of The Fourth Way influenced thousands worldwide...
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.
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,...
Buried Country: An Anthology Of Aboriginal Australian Country MusicVarious ArtistsMississippi Records
Mississippi compile a selection rootsy Aboriginal music which has never been reissued on vinyl before. Political and powerful songs from communities throughout...
Ustad Zia Mohiuddin DagarRagas Abhogi & Vardhani (Rudra Veena // Seattle // 9 March 1986)Ideologic Organ
Deeply spiritual and meditative Hindustani classical - this time a live recording from the home of Shantha and Niranjan B. Benegal, Seattle, Washington...
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...
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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...
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...
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...
John & Alan LomaxLost Train Blues (Re-press)VariousJalopy
Lost Train Blues features 22 selections from the vast holdings of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, 13 of them have never been issued...
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...
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...
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...
The Champion Steel Bands of Trinidad / Various ArtistsThe Champion Steel Bands of TrinidadSmithsonian Folkways
Headliners at Carnival and pan competitions, these six champion steel bands from Trinidad offer listeners songs that hum gently or dance wildly. Participating...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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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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...
  • 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...
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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...
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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...
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...