Archival Recordings from Haiti & the Dominican Republic

Archival Recordings from Haiti and the Dominican Republic

Ritual invocations, a sea chantey, group choruses and three children’s songs from Haiti (1-2) and the Dominican Republic (3-8), part of the Greater Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean region. Some track annotation.

Part of a series featuring recordings from world coffee origins, focusing on historical or cultural expressions/anomalies rather than popular western forms or expectations. I hope this demonstrates a value beyond the black gold we extract from these diverse lands and peoples.

TRACKLIST
Haitian Performers: Papa Legba Ouve Baye, 1947
Haitian Performers: St. Jak Pa La, 1947
Elvira Diaz, leader: Guay, Guay, Guay, 1976
Nicholson Alphonse & Chorus: Monkey Drunk, Stand Below, 1962
Tomas Aguino de Leon & Band: Cuando Yo Vine del Cibao, 1976
Tomas Aguino de Leon & Band: Instrumental, 1976
Francisco Sanchez & Chorus: Canto de Hacha, 1976
Seccion Acosta, Samana Singers: Three Children’s Songs, 1976

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