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Cult Music of Cuba (1951)  CD

Cult Music of Cuba (1951) CD

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

These recordings were made in Havana, Guanabacoa, and Matanzas Province in 1940, during a field trip sponsored by the American Council of Learned Societies, in cooperation with Columbia Universitys Archive of Primitive Music.

"African traditions have survived strongly, in some respects, to this day. Music and dancing of the African variety have persisted in the cabildos, or societies, organized by the Afro-Cubans. A great many of these societies have a religious basis, while others are survivals of secret organizations which existed previously on the African continent..."


Estas grabaciones fueron realizadas en La Habana, Guanabacoa, y Matanzas en 1940, durante un trabajo de campo financiado por el American Council of Learned Societies, en cooperación con el Archive of Primitive Music de Columbia University.

"Las herencia de las tradiciones africanas ha sobrevivido de manera muy fuerte, en algunos aspectos, hasta nuestros días. Música y danza de origen africano han sobrevivido en los cabildos organizados por los cubanos de piel negra. Una buena cantidad de estas sociedades tienen un carácter religioso, mientras que otras son remanentes de sociedades secretas que existían previamente en el continente africano..."


101     Song to Legba and Yemaya (Two Male Voices, Drum, Rattle)      Two male singers with iya drum and atchere      3:09
102     Lucumi Song (Two Male Voices, Drum, Rattle)     Two Abakwa society male Lucumi singers with iya drum and atchere     1:24 
103     Song to Orisha Oko (Female Voice)     Female singer     1:25 
104     Abakwa Song (Male Chorus, Drums)     Male Abakwa chorus and drummers from Guanabacoa     2:36
105     Song to Orisha Chango (Male Chorus, Drums)     Male chorus, drummers     2:41
201     Abakwa Song (Male Chorus, Drums)     Male Abakwa chorus and drummers from Guanabacoa     2:45
202     Djuka Drums     Three drummers     0:57
203     Lucumi Drums     Three Lucumi drummers     0:56
204     Djuka Song (Drums and Chorus)     Chorus, drummers     0:51 
205     Song to Chango (Male Chorus, Drums)     Male chorus, drummers     2:48
206     Song to Obatala (Male Chorus, Drums)     Male Lucumi chorus, drummers     2:37 


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