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Indian Music of the Southwest

Various Artists
Indian Music of the Southwest

Recorded and produced by Laura Boulton (1899–1980), an American ethnomusicologist, this collection of songs includes music from rituals in several tribes from Arizona, New Mexico, and the northern region of Mexico. Mostly male voices perform all of the songs either solo or in chorus, accompanied by rattles, bells, or drums. The liner notes contain in-depth descriptions of the rituals of which the songs are a part, in addition to other cultural context. Boulton studied music all around the world, from Africa and Eastern Europe to the South Pacific and the Arctic Circle.

Track Listing

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Hopi: Mudhead Kachina n/a 2:51
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102
Zuni: Harvest Dance n/a 3:36
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103
Navajo: Squaw Dance n/a 3:42
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104
Navajo: Night Chant, Yeibichei n/a 3:37
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105
Taos: Horse Song n/a 3:14
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106
San Ildefonso: Corn Dance n/a 2:24
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107
San Ildefonso: Comanche Song n/a 1:02
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Santa Ana: Drum Dance n/a 1:09
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202
Santa Ana: Midnight Dance n/a 2:31
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203
Mohave: Bird Song n/a 1:50
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204
Mohave: Ailsha Chant n/a 1:12
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205
Papago: Medicine Song n/a 1:56
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206
Papago: Girl's Initiation Ceremony n/a 1:46
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207
Pima: Social Dance n/a 2:44
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208
Apache: Horse Dance n/a 2:58
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209
Apache: Crown Dance n/a 3:42

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