North America

Cajun & Creole Masters CAJUN & CREOLE MASTERS
Canray Fontenot, Dennis McGee, Sady Courville, Bois-Sec Ardoin

Some of the finest grandmasters of Cajun music are featured on this classic recording. Legendary twin fiddlers plus the finest exponents of early Black Creole music from Louisiana create the sixteen tunes heard here. Also featured are Michael Doucet (guitar, vocal) and Billy Ware (triangle) of BeauSoleil fame. Special bonus tracks at the end highlight stories and humor from these masters of the tradition. Laissez les bons temps rouler! (MOW 138)

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SONGS OF MY PEOPLE: NATIVE AMERICAN CEREMONIAL MUSIC
Peter Garcia and The Garcia Brothers

From San Juan Pueblo, in Northern New Mexico, comes a sound rich with history and honor for the living Earth. San Juan has been an active ceremonial center for seven hundred years and Songs Of My People is a collection of music to accompany ceremonial dances. The solo and group songs are sung by men with deep, penetrating voices and the instrumentation consists mainly of double-sided drums and gourd rattles. The Garcia Brothers are also featured on the recording “Talking Spirits”, which won a Library of Congress Award. This album is one of four Native American titles available on the Music of the World label. (MOW 133)

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Talking Spirits TALKING SPIRITS: Native American music from the Hopi, Zuni, and San Juan pueblosSocial dance music from the Pueblo people of New Mexico and Arizona. Featured are The Garcia Brothers (San Juan), Chester Mahooty and The Olla Maidens (Zuni), The Laguna Dancers, and Roger Mase and the Singers from 2nd Mesa (Hopi). Sound quality is superb, and extensive notes on native music and culture are included. An excellent introduction to Southwest Indian music. (MOW 126) Library of Congress award recipient.

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VINTAGE BEAUSOLEIL
BeauSoleilVintage Beausoleil

Culled from live performances in New York City in 1986 and 1987, Vintage BeauSoleil is an essential, delicious taste of this seminal Cajun band s early works. Previously unreleased songs, as well as some of Beausoleil s best known tunes are included on this savory compilation. (MOW 213)

“These songs will whirl and waltz you from a fais do do to a zydeco shootout. I guar-an-tee.” Utne Reader

“…vigorous two-steps and sublime waltzes from what is possibly the band’s most fertile period.” Gambit, New Orleans

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Dancing Buffalo DANCING BUFFALO: Cornel Pewewardy and the Alliance West Singers

An outstanding compilation of authentic Native American music from the Southern Plains. This recording features peaceful flute and prayer songs performed by Cornel Pewewardy (Kiowa/ Comanche), and gripping ceremonial pieces by Alliance West, a group of eight singers and drummers. Round dances and gourd dances are featured as well as hymns and solo flute pieces. Detailed liner notes on the songs and musicians included. (MOW 130)

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TRIBAL GATHERINGS – Native American Inter-Tribal Music  –
Various Artists

Tribal Gatherings is an excellent selection of social and ceremonial music from the Navajo, Zuni, Pueblo, Cheyenne, Hopi, Kiowa and Comanche peoples. The songs are varied, and the music includes group and solo singing, drums and rattles. Descriptions of the songs and information on the artists are included. (MOW 154)

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