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Afro-Dominican Music from San Cristobal, Dominican Republic

Various Artists
Afro-Dominican Music from San Cristobal, Dominican Republic

"The Dominican Republic is a culturally complex country and is roughly divisible into several different culture zones. These include the more Hispanic or Iberian North (the Cibao), and the more African-influenced central-South region (including the province of San Cristóbal and the area around the capital, Santo Domingo). The music of this record features examples of several different drumming styles from San Cristóbal..."

"La República Dominicana es un país culturalmente muy complejo, que puede ser divido a grandes rasgos en zonas culturales diferentes. Dentro de ellas se encuentran la más hispánica o ibérica hacia el norte (el Cibao), y la más africana hacia el sur de la región central (incluyendo a la provincia de San Cristóbal y toda el área que circunda la capital, Santo Domingo). La música recogida en esta grabación muestra ejemplos de diversos estilos de golpes de tambor de San Cristóbal..."


Track Listing

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Palo de Muerto Three-drum ensemble from Montano 10:14
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Palo de Muerto Three-drum ensemble from Montano 8:32
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Salve Percussion ensemble from Semana Santa 4:06
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Work Song (Majao) Rice pounders from Sainagua and Malpez 2:12
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Salve with Palos Three-drum palo ensemble, guiro from Dona Ana 3:11
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Congo Rhythm Three-drum palo ensemble, guiro from Semana Santa 1:51
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Salve with Palos Percussion ensemble from Semana Santa 2:53
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Salve Percussion ensemble from Semana Santa 3:35
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