Caribbean Folk Music, Vol. 1

Caribbean Folk Music, Vol. 1

Various Artists FW04533 / FE 4533

Whether purely instrumental or with a chorus, each of these recordings manages to capture the spirit of the English, Spanish, and French speaking Caribbean. Many of the recordings are of dance music as music and dance are commonly linked in Caribbean cultures. Representing fifteen countries this collection speaks to the vibrant nature of the West Indies where even a song like “Nous Allons Dodo” or “We’re Going to Sleep” is anything short of a lullaby.

"Music of Cuba & the Caribbean"


Ya sea puramente instrumental o con un coro, cada una de estas grabaciones logran capturar el espíritu del hablante inglés, español y francés del Caribe. Muchas de las grabaciones son música de baile, pues la música y la danza están comúnmente vinculadas en las culturas del Caribe.

Representando quince países, esta colección habla a la naturaleza dinámica de las Indias Occidentales, donde incluso una canción como ”Nous Allons Dodo“ o ”We’re Going to Sleep“ (Vamos a dormir) son nada menos que una canción de cuna.

Year Released 1960
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1960 Folkways Records
Genre(s) Caribbean; World
Country(s) Bahamas; British Virgin Islands; Cuba; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Haiti; Honduras; Jamaica; Martinique; Mexico; Puerto Rico; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; Venezuela
Culture Group(s) Carib
Language(s) English; French Creole; Garifuna; Haitian French Creole; Spanish
Subject(s) Music--Caribbean; World music

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101 Trulla de Navidad (Christmas Rush) n/a 2:05
102 Baquine n/a 3:18
103 Arada Dance n/a 2:23
104 Kumina Dance n/a 2:12
105 Heel and Toe Polka n/a 1:27
106 So Them Bad Minded (Calypso) n/a 2:10
201 Stickman (Calypso) n/a 2:15
202 Old Calypso n/a 2:55
203 Bele Dance Song n/a 0:56
204 Seven Step n/a 3:03
205 Bamboula Dance n/a 1:16
206 Lapli Tombe n/a 1:22
207 Down into the Village Sammy Rider n/a 2:44
301 One Bright Summer Morning n/a 2:25
302 Song to Chango n/a 2:42
303 Balile (Give Him Room) n/a 3:54
304 Fignole n/a 5:43
305 Nous Allons Dodo n/a 1:34
306 Soir, Un n/a 2:10
401 Afeduani n/a 2:39
402 Serenade n/a 3:10
403 Ba Anansi (Brother Anansi) n/a 3:17
404 Mazurka n/a 2:51
405 Vals Guadaloupienne n/a 1:06
406 Aura Waltz n/a 3:10
407 Corrido de Pancho Villa n/a 3:22
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