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Traditional African Ritual Music of Guyana (1982)  CD

Traditional African Ritual Music of Guyana (1982) CD

  • $1799


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

David Blair Stiffler's 1982 recordings, from the Guyana United Apostolitic Mystical Council and St. Matthews Apostolitic Mission, represent the African communities of Guyana. Integrating African animism and European Christian influences, the songs reflect the desire to maintain cultural ties to traditional beliefs in response to segregation and slavery (until 1834 under European rule) in Guyana. Religious rituals, marriage ceremonies, and ancestor worship are conveyed in traditional song, dance and drumming.

17 songs, 42 minutes, with liner notes including Guyanan history and song descriptions.

Tracks
1. Prayer and Invocation - 1:32    
2. Nation - 3:26    
3. Granny Me Coming - 3:00    
4. One Day - 2:26    
5. Mama Ma Ahwe Day - 6:14    
6. Achae Bolo - 1:32    
7. Ebinday - 2:13    
8. Lead Us Heavenly Father, Lead Us (Anglican Hymn) - 2:33    
9. Nation - 1:22    
10. Goo Night Eh - 1:11    
11. Uti Tendi My Ma Nicki La (African Song) - 2:16    
12. Ginga Roo (Hindu Inspiration) - 1:43    
13. Tell Mairi, Didi Gone Away - 2:33    
14. Yar Away Achae Moro Ko (African Song) - 3:12    
15. Cuma Fish (Work-Fun Song) - 2:15    
16. Walking & Talking Down Jericho Road - 1:20    
17. Chin Mongo (African Song) - 3:11


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