Dabuyabarugu: Inside the Temple - Sacred Music of the Garifuna of Belize

Various Artists FW04032 / FE 4032

The Garifuna are descendants of escaped slaves who intermarried with native Carib and Arawak Indians. This album is a collection of music recorded during a dugu, a two week ceremonial feast that attempts to placate the gods. Requiring a year of preparation, and an ample supply of rum, the music heard on this album is meant to send one into a transient state.

Year Released 1982
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1982 Folkways Records

Genre(s) American Indian; World
Country(s) Belize
Culture Group(s) Black Carib Indians
Instrument(s) Drum; Rattle (Musical instrument); Sisira
Subject(s) Call and response; Ceremonial; Dance; Death; Dugu; Healing; Invocation; Possession; Songs; Topical songs; Wit and humor; World music

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101 Abelagudahani - Bringing It All In Female and male singers 2:13
102 Abelagudahani - Bringing It All In Female and male singers 4:20
103 Abelagudahani with Buyei Female and male singers 1:26
104 Hugulendu Garifuna singers, drummers 2:23
105 Sacrifice of Fowl: Wala Gayo - The Fowl is Crowing Female and male singers 1:37
106 Sausubey's Song Garifuna singers, drummers 3:03
107 Abaimahani: Lirun Pascua Female singers 2:42
108 Hugulendu Medley Garifuna singers, drummers 8:06
201 Arumahani Female singers 1:55
202 Arumahani Female singers 1:36
203 Amalihani - Mali: Part 1 Female and male singers 3:03
204 Amalihani - Mali: Part 2: Idenderu Female and male singers 10:19
205 Abaimahani - Ida Garifuna female singers 2:42
206 Arumahani Female singers 2:57
207 Hugulendu Female and male singers 1:20
208 Shaman's Song Sara Gongez and Margaret Vincente 2:04
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