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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)
    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,...
    Bongo, Backra & CoolieJamaican Roots Vol. 1 (1975)Smithsonian Folkways
    Excellent songs, rhythms and chants of kumina, convince music and Jamaican East Indian music. Really, really heavyweight!
    • Bongo, Backra & Coolie – Asosowata
    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....
    Grupo De CapoeiraCapoeira Angola 2: Brincado Na RodaSmithsonian Folkways
    Berimbau and voice rhythms intrinsic to Capoeira, performed by one of Salvador's top 'rodas'
      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...
        Classic Appalachian Blues / Various ArtistsClassic Appalachian Blues from Smithsonian FolkwaysSmithsonian Folkways
        The "mountain cousin" of the Delta blues, Appalachian blues bears the stamp of a distinctive regional blend of European and African styles and sounds born...
          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,...
              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...
              Divine Utterances (Book & CD)The Performance Of Afro-Cuban SanteriaSmithsonian Institution
              In Divine Utterances, Katherine J. Hagedorn explores the enduring cultural and spiritual power of the music of Afro-Cuban Santería and the process by...
              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 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
                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)
                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...
                Griots:Ministers of the Spoken Word (1975)Smithsonian Folkways
                Super-deep music from Mali, Gambia and Senegal. A double CD featuring Griot Music, Africa's story tellers, also known as the ministers of the spoken word!...
                • Griots: – Nege Sirimang
                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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                Gypsy Music in European CultureFrom The Late 18th to the Early 29th CenturiesNortheastern University Press
                USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK 65% OFF!!!! THAT's £17 OFF!!!! Translated from the Polish, Anna G. Piotrowska's 'Gypsy Music in European Culture' details the...
                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
                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...
                Jamaican Cult MusicJamaican Cult Music (1954)Smithsonian Folkways
                The original jump-up! Revivalist Zion, baptist, Kumina drums, Jonkanoo and Rastafari! Amazing early recordings.
                • Jamaican Cult Music – Uplifting table (revival zion) 3:28
                John Crow Say..Jamaican Music of Faith, Work and Play (1981)Smithsonian Folkways
                Fascinating roots Jamaican recordings recorded by John Storm Roberts in 1981.
                • John Crow Say.. – I Saw the Lighthouse
                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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                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...
                    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...
                    Maya AchiMarimba Music In GuatemalaTemple University Press
                    NEARLY 70% OFF!!! USA PAPERBACK BOOK. THAT's £19 OFF!! LEARN ABOUT STUFF FOR CHEAP!! For the Achi, one of the several Mayan ethnic groups indigenous...
                    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 From The Villages Of Northeastern NigeriaRecorded In The FieldSmithsonian Folkways
                      Excellent recordings from the North-Eastern villages of Nigeria - varying from drums and voice to marimba type instruments and loads more. Double CD.
                      • Music From The Villages Of Northeastern Nigeria – Music of the Ga'anda People: Ga'anda Xylophone Band
                      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...
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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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                        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)
                        Ritual Music of EthiopiaRitual Music of Ethiopia (1973)Smithsonian Folkways
                        Super-deep ritual music from Ethiopia. Check the soundclip!
                        • Ritual Music of Ethiopia – Kammba Drum Solo (Wallano tribe) / Woyisha cow horn (Wallano tribe)
                        Rizà (translated to ‘roots’, ‘foothills’) is a trio of Themistoklis Karpodinis, Costis Zouliatis (aka Costinho) and Petros Lamprides, who attempt...
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                          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
                          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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