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¡Parranda! Venezuelan Carnival Music

¡Parranda! Venezuelan Carnival Music
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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.

Track Listing

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Abran la puerta (Open the Door) - calipso La Sardina de Naiguatá 2:27
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102
Parranda callejera (Street Parranda) - parranda La Sardina de Naiguatá 3:25
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Volveré (I Will Return) - fulía La Sardina de Naiguatá 3:43
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104
Pájaro amarillo (Yellow Bird) - parranda La Sardina de Naiguatá 3:36
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105
Guayana es (It’s Guayana) - calipso La Sardina de Naiguatá 4:24
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106
Potpourrí "Alí Primera" ("Alí Primera" Medley) La Sardina de Naiguatá 6:14
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Tambores de Naiguatá (Drums of Naiguatá) La Sardina de Naiguatá 4:24
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108
El Pilón (The Corn-Pounder) - parranda La Sardina de Naiguatá 3:49
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109
Flor de loto (Lotus Flower) - vals La Sardina de Naiguatá 2:05
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110
Potpourrí del gallo pinto (Spotted Rooster Medley) - fulía La Sardina de Naiguatá 3:44
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111
Río Manzanares (Manzanares River) - parranda La Sardina de Naiguatá 3:31
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Bandido (Bandit) - calipso La Sardina de Naiguatá 5:20
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Carmela - fulía La Sardina de Naiguatá 3:42
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114
Potpourrí "Sabor a navidad" ("Taste of Christmas" Medley) La Sardina de Naiguatá 4:58