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    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
    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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    Africa:The Sounds & Music Of The CongoSmithsonian Folkways
    Rhythms and songs from Africa.
    • Africa: – Song of the Ekonda (Baoto Folk Song)
    African and Afro-American DrumsAfrican And Afro-American Drums (1954)Smithsonian Folkways
    Excellent roots African-derived  drum recordings from the 1950s. Recommended music from Bahamas, Brazil, Congo, Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, Nigeria, Rwanda,...
    • African and Afro-American Drums – Ceremonial Drums 4:39
    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,...
    Black Music Of Two WorldsBlack Music Of Two Worlds (1977)Smithsonian Folkways
    Compiled and annotated by John Storm Roberts - who wrote 'The Latin Tinge' and 'Black Music Of Two Worlds' - two excellent books. 33 tracks ranging from...
      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....
      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
      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...
        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)
          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,...
            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...
              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...
              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...
              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...
              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
              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...
                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
                Folk Music Of JamaicaFolk Music Of Jamaica (1956)Smithsonian Folkways
                Heavyweight roots music from Jamaica, very-percussion heavy. Recorded by ex-prime minister of Jamaica, Edward Seaga, in his musical anthropological days!...
                • Folk Music Of Jamaica – Kumina "Country" Songs - 3:15
                Gambian Griot Kora DuetsGambian Griot Kora Duets (1979)Smithsonian Folkways
                Deep stuff! Recorded in Gambia.
                • Gambian Griot Kora Duets – Yeyengo - High Life Tune (Tomora Ba Tuning)
                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
                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...
                Grupo Oba IluDrums Of Cuba : Afro-Cuban Music From The RootsSoul Jazz Records
                New album of heavyweight Afro-Cuban rhythms recorded in Havana, Cuba by Soul Jazz Records. Comes with extensive sleeve-notes. This album features the...
                • Grupo Oba Ilu – Ochosi (Aguere)
                • Grupo Oba Ilu – Makuta
                • Grupo Oba Ilu – Abakua
                • Grupo Oba Ilu – Arara (Variant 1 - Mase)
                • Grupo Oba Ilu – Oggun
                • Grupo Oba Ilu – Arara (Variant 2 - Soyi)
                • Grupo Oba Ilu – Palo
                • Grupo Oba Ilu – Arara (Variant 3 - Gervioso)
                • Grupo Oba Ilu – Elegua (Latopa)
                • Grupo Oba Ilu – Iyesa (Variant 1)
                • Grupo Oba Ilu – Iyesa (Variant 2)
                • Grupo Oba Ilu – Agayu:Toque (Chango-rumba)
                • Grupo Oba Ilu – Guiro
                • Grupo Oba Ilu – Oya:Abakua (Tuitui)
                • Grupo Oba Ilu – Bembe
                • Grupo Oba Ilu – Yuka
                • Grupo Oba Ilu – Chango (Bayuba)
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                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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                Haiti Confidential (1958)The Inscrutable music of Haiti...definite, authentic, for the initiateSmithsonian Folkways
                Covering a broad spectrum, this collection includes vodou ritual drumming (using tanbou, a type of drums used for this religious practice of African origin);...
                • Haiti Confidential (1958) – Paulette
                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
                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...
                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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                Junkanoo BandKey West (1964)Smithsonian Folkways
                Carnival music from the Bahamas. Crazy, heavy rhythms and songs. Recommended.
                  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. 
                    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...
                    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...
                      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...
                        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...
                        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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                        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 CubaMusic of Cuba (1985)Smithsonian Folkways
                          Various songs and rhythms recorded in Cuba including Rumbas, Santeria, Son and Guarachas.
                          • Palo Forte Musicians – Two Palos
                          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...
                            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 MaliMusic Of Mali (1966)Smithsonian Folkways
                              • Music Of Mali –  Taureg Minstrels at Timbuktu (with Two Lutes)
                              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
                              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...
                                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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                                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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                                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...
                                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)