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The Castilianne

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The Castilianne

Start with a suave terra séca, a sensual Brazilian lament and follow with a battery of easily danceable Venezuelan waltzes called castilianne that are actually derived from the joropo (a waltz-like musical genre and dance that blends African and European influences). These ultra-smooth, predominantly instrumental, tunes are deceptively complex in their use of cross-rhythms and creole mix of Brazilian, Venezuelan, Portuguese, French, Indonesian, Africans and Spanish elements. This recording features bands led by Johnny Gomez and John Buddy Williams, the Grand Curucaye String Orchestra of Trinidad and the Girl Pat Oildrum Orchestra.

Track Listing

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Terra Seca John Buddy Williams Band 3:55
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102
Creola John Buddy Williams Band 1:19
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103
Big Man, Sweet Man John Buddy Williams Band 3:02
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104
Gee Bongo Lay John Buddy Williams Band 4:17
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105
Shoeing the Mare John Buddy Williams Band 3:20
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Terra Seca John Buddy Williams Band 2:23
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201
Castilianne Johnny Gomez Band 3:46
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202
Manzanares Grand Curucaye String Orchestra of Trinidad 4:22
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203
Castilianne Girl Pat Oildrum Orchestra 1:55
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204
Manita Ocatavo Grand Curucaye String Orchestra of Trinidad 4:10
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205
Castilianne (Juliana) Girl Pat Oildrum Orchestra 2:12
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206
Caracas Grand Curucaye String Orchestra of Trinidad 2:38
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Castilianne Johnny Gomez Band 1:59
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