"This item is part of the Folkways archives. The original liner notes from the LP are included."
As Andrew Schloss explains in the liner notes: Carnaval has a history of mixing and uniting people of different races, and the merriment and participation in Carnaval has always transcended class boundaries. Recorded in 1980 in Havana and Santiago de Cuba, Schloss note only captures the unique unifying experience that this celebration perpetuates, but also the vivacity of the Brazilian music which itself is a mélange of Portuguese, African and American Indian heritage. Liner notes include information on the History of Carnaval, as well as song and instrument details. Some notation and lyrics.
101 Químbara - Mozambique Rhythm Comparsa musicians 3:36 102 Soy Cubano Comparsa musicians 2:58 103 Ahora es cuando es - Now Is the Time Comparsa musicians 3:37 104 El Perico Está Llorando Comparsa musicians 3:30 105 Pregúntame Orquesta Aragón 8:57 106 Boy's Duet Two little boys at the Carnival in Havana 1:00 201 Conga de Santiago Conga de los Hoyos de Santiago de Cuba 8:46 202 Los Hermanos Izquierdo Los Hermanos Izquierdo 3:46 203 Africa, Africa Carabalí Olugo 5:03 204 Órgano de Manzanillo Organist, drummers 4:23