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Three Rituals (1955) CD

Three Rituals (1955) CD

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"This item is part of the Cook archives.  The original liner notes from the LP are included."

This recording samples musical performances from three fundamentally different cultures: Shangô from Trinidad, Tumba Francesca from Cuba and a pair of nightsongs from the Yemenite Jews in Israel. The collectors explain that the unifying theme of this early recording is "music of ritual," focusing primarily on the power of rhythm to induce trance and ecstatic possession. A listener may be better advised to listen to each tradition independently for its intrinsic value (or consider parallels simply between Shangô and Tumba Francesca).

1. Shango Sacrificial Ritual - 13:17    
2. Yemenite Nightsong 1 - 3:06    
3. Yemenite Nightsong 2 - 2:57    
4. Tumba Francessa - 19:30

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