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Folk Tales from West Africa

Folk Tales from West Africa

Originally released in 1959, this spoken-word compilation contains five folk tales from West Africa narrated by Harold Courlander. Coulander, a folklorist, anthropologist, and writer, focused his energies on collecting, writing about, and recording traditional music and storytelling from all over the world. Three of the stories in this collection focus on humans as protagonists. The two remaining tales tell stories about two mythical bulls and a pompous frog.

Track Listing

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The Cow-Tail Switch Harold Courlander 7:21
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102
Younde Goes to Town Harold Courlander 5:31
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Talk Harold Courlander 4:19
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Throw Mountains Harold Courlander 5:16
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Don't Shake Hands With Everybody Harold Courlander 1:48

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