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¡Parranda! Venezuelan Carnival Music CD

¡Parranda! Venezuelan Carnival Music CD

  • $1699

La Sardina de Naiguatá

Venezuela’s Caribbean coastal town of Naiguatá is home to one of that country’s most celebrated Carnival musical traditions. In the 1970’s, trumpeter Ricardo Díaz augmented the local legacy of Afro-Caribbean drumming traditions with brass, electric bass, keyboard, and women’s chorus to create La Sardina de Naiguatá, the musical group that drives the town’s annual cycle of public celebrations, including Carnival, Corpus Christi, and St. John the Baptist. ¡Parranda! brings us the contemporary, joyous sounds of the pre-Christian rite of “burying the sardine” to promote an abundant harvest of fish and crops. 20 tracks, 53 minutes, 40-page booklet with extensive bilingual notes.

This album is part of the Smithsonian Folkways Tradiciones/Traditions Series of Latino music albums, produced with support by the Smithsonian Latino Center.

Year of Recording 2012
Record Label Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Credits Produced by Patricia Abdelnour ; Produced by Alexander Livinalli ; Produced by Daniel E. Sheehy ; Engineered by Pete Reiniger ; Mixed by Pete Reiniger ; Mastered by Charlie Pilzer ; Liner Notes by Carlos García Carbó ; Photography by Rafael Salvatore ; Photography by Eduardo Vargas ; Photography by Charlie Weber ; Photography by Daniel E. Sheehy ; Design by Galen Lawson

Track Listing

1. Abran la puerta (Open the Door) - calipso - 2:27     
2. Parranda callejera (Street Parranda) - parranda - 3:25     
3. Volveré (I Will Return) - fulía - 3:43     
4. Pájaro amarillo (Yellow Bird) - parranda - 3:36     
5. Guayana es (It’s Guayana) - calipso - 4:24     
6. Potpourrí "Alí Primera" ("Alí Primera" Medley) - 6:14     
7. Tambores de Naiguatá (Drums of Naiguatá) - 4:24     
8. El Pilón (The Corn-Pounder) - parranda - 3:49     
9. Flor de loto (Lotus Flower) - vals - 2:05     
10. Potpourrí del gallo pinto (Spotted Rooster Medley) - fulía - 3:44     
11. Río Manzanares (Manzanares River) - parranda - 3:31     
12. Bandido (Bandit) - calipso - 5:20     
13. Carmela - fulía - 3:42     
14. Potpourrí "Sabor a navidad" ("Taste of Christmas" Medley) - 4:58

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