Smithsonian Folkways World Music


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Smithsonian Folkways World Music Collection

An anthology of musics from around the globe. 28 tracks from field recordings in Africa, the Caribbean, South America, Australia, Asia, and Eastern and Western Europe. This CD features high-quality sound, photographs, and extensive liner notes describing the cultures where the music is found.


From Africa: Ompeh (Ghana - Stanley Ato Bortsie, Ato Quartey, Ernest Yamoah, & Peter Dennis); Animal Dance Song (Zaire - Mbuti Pygmies); Rhythm for Shango in Pobe (Benin - Bata Ensemble).   

From the Caribbean: Round & Round the Bar Room (Bahamas - Nat Saunders); Seis Chorreao (Puerto Rico - Cuerdas de Borinquen); Oru para Chango (Cuba - El Nino de Atocha); Guajira Guantanamera (Cuba - Cuarteto Patria y Compay Segundo); Azouke Legba [Dans Kanari] (Haiti - Vodou Le); Tambu- Hear When de Dubby Bawl (Jamaica); Jwe Pote- Ki Bel Bato (St. Lucia - Zita Celise, Ives Simeon, Peterson Celise, Christiana Hean-Paul, & Morne Cayenne); Brownskin Girl (Bahamas - Joseph Spence).   

From South America: Ladainha- King Zumbi of Palmares (Brazil - Grupo de Capoeira Angola Pelourinho); El Choclo [Tango Criollo] (Uruguay - Rene Marino Rivero); Call to Clear the Waterways (Peru - Celestino Santisteban Damian); Paloma Blanca (Peru); Tunantada (Peru).   

From the Pacific: Bushfire (Australia - Alan Maralung); Mele Pule (Hawaii - Kau'i Zuttermeister).   

From Asia: Curahan Hati (Indonesia - Grup Tanjidor Kembang Ros. & Sophia Welly- vocal); Pinasa Si Dun-dungon (Indonesia - Kalabius "Sapeltek" Simbolon, Marsius Sitohang, Sankawan Sitohang, Marningar Sitorus, Osner Gulton, & Berton Gulton); Sidi (Indonesia - Almunir, Kandar, Laizardi Malin Malano, Marjunin Malin Malano, & Nurman); Gogo Rego (Indonesia - singers of Kampung Dhere Isa); Penhe:y (Malaysia - Uda A/P Tengah); Shod-I Uforash (Bukhara - Ensemble Nozanin); Sigit "Alash" (Tuva - Mergen Mongush).   

From Europe: Shelkovaia v Pole Travushka (Russia - Elena Gulina & Anastasia Nikulushkina); Lithuanian Lullaby (Lithuania - Veronika Povilioniene); Variations in D Minor- Guitarrada (Portugal - Guitar Quartet of Coimbra).


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Excellent resource for a course I teach.
Sarah F on Nov 16, 2011
Excellent resource for a course I teach.
Sarah F on Nov 16, 2011

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