Music of Haiti: Vol. 2, Drums of Haiti

Music of Haiti: Vol. 2, Drums of Haiti

Various Artists FW04403 / FE 4403

Beads of sweat roll from the brows of muscular drummers who never tire. They play the manman, moyen and bébé drums of vodoun, an often misrepresented organized religious and cultural practice that values communion with the land and respect for the community. The rhythms are said to chofé (or heat up) players and listeners alike, inspiring increasingly impassioned drumming and dancing. Folklorist, ethnographer and ethnomusicologist Harold Courlander, known for his important early work documenting the “vast unwritten literature, dances, music” of the Haitian peasants, released these field recordings from the mountain villages of Haiti before nearly any other recordings were available.

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Gotas de sudor ruedan por la frente de los musculosos tamboristas que nunca se cansan. Tocan el manman, moyen y tambores bébé de vudú, una práctica religiosa y cultural organizada, a menudo tergiversada, que valora la comunión con la tierra y el respeto por la comunidad.

Los ritmos son dichos para chofé (o calentamiento) de jugadores y oyentes por igual, inspirando tambores y bailes cada vez más apasionados. El folklorista, etnógrafo y etnomusicólogo Harold Courlander, conocido por su importante trabajo inicial que documenta la ”vasta literatura hablada, los bailes, la música“ de los campesinos haitianos, lanzó estas grabaciones de campo de los pueblos de las montañas de Haití antes que casi cualquier otra de las grabaciones estuvieran disponibles.

Year Released 1950
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1950 Folkways Records
Genre(s) Caribbean; World
Country(s) Haiti
Instrument(s) Bass; Cata (Drum); Drum; Ogan (Bell); Stamping tube; Sticks (Musical instrument); Trumpet; Voodoo music
Subject(s) World music
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101 Vodoun Dance (Three Vodoun Drums) Three male Vodoun drummers 2:53
102 Ibo Dance (Three Drums and Ogan) Three male Ibo drummers, ogan player 2:39
103 Salongo Dance (Two Drums) Two male Congo-Guinée drummers 1:07
104 Juba Dance (Drum and Catas) Two male drummers 1:31
105 Petro Dance (Two Drums) Male Pétro drummers 1:14
106 Quitta Dance (Two Drums) Congo-Guinée drummers 1:26
201 Baboule Dance (Three Drums) Three male drummers 1:14
202 Mascaron Dance (Two Drums and Basse) Male drummers with basse 1:50
203 Congo Payette Dance (Three Drums) Three male drummers 1:15
204 Congo Larose Dance (Three Drums) Three male drummers 1:34
205 Ganbos (Bamboo Stamping Tubes and Ogan) Male percussionists with bamboo stamping tubes and ogan 2:05
206 Vaccines (Bamboo Trumpets and Sticks) Bamboo-trumpet players 0:41
207 Bumba Dance (Two Drums) Two male Congo-Guinée drummers 2:45
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