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Venezuela: Afro-Venezuelan Music, volumes I and II

Various Artists
Venezuela: Afro-Venezuelan Music, volumes I and II

African people of many cultural backgrounds were brought as slaves in Spanish colonial times to the Caribbean coast of what is now Venezuela. Through a culture of resistance, they and their descendants preserved and adapted the musical instruments, sounds, and rhythms of their past to life in their new homeland. Recorded in local communities throughout the region, this extraordinary ethnographic collection paints a lively mosaic of the vitality and diversity of Afro-Venezuelan music at the close of the 20th century.

Originally recorded in the 1990s, this two-disc set is released by Smithsonian Folkways in 2014 for the first time. Extensive bilingual notes and photos are included.

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This album is part of the UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music. More than 125 albums are being released by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings to make the series publicly available, including a dozen never-released albums of musical traditions from around the globe.

Track Listing

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La Sabana: Macizón-Gangue (cumaco) Community of La Sabana 10:06
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102
La Sabana: Mono-Perra (cumaco) Community of La Sabana 7:29
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103
Bobures: Cántica (chimbánguele) Community of Bobures 4:12
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Bobures: Golpe chocho (chimbánguele) Community of Bobures 5:08
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Bobures: Ajé-Benito-Ajé (chimbánguele) Community of Bobures 4:25
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106
Bobures: Chimbangalero vaya (chimbánguele) Community of Bobures 4:42
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107
Bobures: Songorongome vaya (chimbánguele) Community of Bobures 4:33
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108
Bobures: Misericordia Señor (chimbánguele) Community of Bobures 5:24
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109
El Tocuyo: Yiyivamos (tamunangue) Community of El Tocuyo 3:32
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110
El Tocuyo: La Bella (tamunangue) Community of El Tocuyo 2:16
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111
El Tocuyo: Juluminga (tamunangue) Community of El Tocuyo 3:40
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112
El Tocuyo: Poco a poco (tamunangue) Community of El Tocuyo 7:14
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201
Barlovento: Barlovento ’e la tierra del cacao (parranda) Community of Barlovento 4:37
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202
Barlovento: Rajuñao (culo ’e puya) Community of Barlovento 4:12
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203
Barlovento: Yo vengo regando flores (guaza) Community of Barlovento 3:09
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204
Barlovento: Décima al muchacho (fulia) Community of Barlovento 6:01
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205
Barlovento: Bocón (quitiplás) Community of Barlovento 2:52
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206
Barlovento: Cantos a Barlovento (tonada de tambor Mina) Community of Barlovento 10:23
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207
Barlovento: Gallina no tiene teta (joropo de bandola barloventeño) Community of Barlovento 5:19
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208
Barlovento: Adiós puebla cantadores (joropo de bandola barloventeño) Community of Barlovento 5:47
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209
Barlovento: Untitled (performed with the marimba de boca) Community of Barlovento 1:51
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210
Barlovento: El araguato (performed with the carángano) Community of Barlovento 1:28
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211
Veroes in Yaracuy: Quiéreme niña (luango golpeao) Community of Yaracuy 3:31
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212
Veroes in Yaracuy: Viene saliendo la luna (sangueo) Community of Yaracuy 4:28
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213
Veroes in Yaracuy: Cantos a San Juan (sirenas) Community of Yaracuy 2:49
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214
Veroes in Yaracuy: No hay suegra coma la mía (luango trancao) Community of Yaracuy 2:38
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