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Cuba - CDs

ECHUN OKIRY – Güiro for Elegguá
Music of Santería, Live Ceremonial Afro-Cuban Music. Santería ceremony to honor and evoke Elegguá.
Released by earthcds.

$16

2 CD set $21


GÜIRO FOR OCHÚN AND YEMAYÁ
A recording of an authentic Santería ritual for 2 orishas; Ochún, the goddess of love and Yemayá, the goddess of the Oceans and mother of all the orishas.
Released by earthcds.

$16

2 CD set $21


RELIGIOUS MUSIC OF PALO MONTE
A Cajón Ceremony. Live Afro-Cuban Music.Palo Monte ceremony in Havana.

Released by earthcds.

$16



OMI ARABBI: Live in Havana
- at the Proyecto La California
Afro-Cuban folkloric performance recorded live in Havana, Cuba. Great examples of bata, guiro, rumba, bata-rumba with plenty of live energy!

Released by earthcds.

$17



TAMBOR FOR OBATALA
Music of Santería, Live Ceremonial Afro-Cuban Music. Ceremony is for Obatalá, the creator of humans and King of the Orishas.

Released by earthcds.

$16

3 CD set $27


TAMBOR LUKUMI - Andrés Chacón & Iré Iré
In this three CD box set, the late great Andrés Chacón plays Lukumi, Abakua and Arara styles with his group Iré Iré. Recorded live at his home in La Havana, Cuba 2001.  A bilingual (English & Spanish) 28 page full color booklet with notes, interviews (with Andrés Chacón) and photos is included!
Released by Earthcds Partners & Middle Path Media.
    

$28



ORAL TRADITIONS OF THE LUKUMI
73 AfroCuban songs for the Orishas complete with transcriptions, translations and narrations to help give insight into the meaning of these popular Lukumi songs. A special project from earthcds for you!
Released by Earthcds.

$38


Cuba - DVDs
OMÍ INÁ & OBBARA
Cajón Espíritual
Two Afro-Cuban folkloric groups drumming and singing in their homes in Havana, Cuba.
Released by earthcds partners.

$25



OBINÍ BATÁ CUBA: Conjunto Feminino
de percusión, canto y danza

This DVD is a live recording of a performance given by Obiní Batá, the first group of females in Cuba, to play the batá drums profesionally.
Released by earthcds partners.

$25

Ghana - CDs
DURBAR PROCESSION IN CAPE COAST
A parade and celebration of the Chiefs and Queen Mothers in the streets of Cape Coast, Ghana.

Released by earthcds.

$16



BEIGU NEEYO – Remembering the Chiefs
An oral history ceremony of the Dagomba people in Ghana.

Released by earthcds.

$16



Drumming for Dagomba Chiefs
Historic recording of Dagomba drumming from Ghana on 2 CDs. Insert includes transcriptions of all rhythms, key proverbs with translations, extensive notes & photos.
Released by earthcds partners.

$23


India - CDs

NAGASVARAM
Wedding Music of India

Nadaswaram is the music and instrument played during the wedding ceremony of South Indian Hindus. Recorded live during an actual wedding in Madurai, India by Dan Rein.

Released by Earthcds Partners.

$17

Instructional - DVDs

HOW TO PLAY SHEKERE
Michael Pluznick guides you through the basics of how to play the African-beaded gourd or "shekere". Easy-to-follow segments for 12/8 and 4/4, various techniques, exercises and solos. Highly recommended for beginners and advanced players alike.
Released by Earthcds Partners.

$25




HOW TO THE PLAY SEKERE - VOLUME 2
Sequel to Vol. 1 geared for intermediate to advanced players with advanced solo techniques, ensemble playing, concepts for popular music styles, African & Cuban drum rhythms for sekere and more!
Released by Earthcds Partners.

$36




HOW TO THE PLAY AFRO-CUBAN CONGAS
Michael Pluznick shows how to play traditional and original variations of many of the most popular Afro-Cuban rhythms and rhythm arrangements including Guaguanco, Bembe, Mozambique, Songo and more!
Released by Earthcds Partners.

$36




HOW TO PLAY DJEMBE, VOLUME 1
Michael offers comprehensive instruction with traditional dununs and ballet style as well as extensive djembe solo technique and hand patterns, playing techniques and practice exercises for beginning to advanced players.
Released by Earthcds Partners

Released by earthcds partners.

$28


Iran - CDs
MUSIC OF IRAN
This recording contains traditional Iranian music on setar and santur, two styles of Kurdish music, various styles from the Turkman of North Eastern Iran, and a solo piece for ney. Beautiful and enchanting CD tracks are accompanied by short descriptions in the liner notes.
Released by Earthcds Partners.

$17


Malawi - CDs
ON THE SHOULDERS OF THE MOUNTAIN
Frank M. Chipasula recites poems taking us on a tour of many sites of politcal assassinations, massacres and murders in Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, S. Africa and Angola.

Released by earthcds.

$16


Mali - CDs
MALI DRUMS: OLD MASTERS
Traditional, "old school" Bambara-based djembe arrangements put together by master drummer Aruna Sidibe. Recorded just outside of Bamako in Mali!
Released by earthcds partners.

$17



MALI DRUMS: YOUNG GUNS
'New school', Bambara-based djembe music played by the younger generation. Arrangements by young master drummer Siaka Doumbia.
Released by earthcds partners.

$17



BOBO MUSIC OF MALI
Traditional 'Bobo' music recorded in Mali by Michael Pluznick. Two groups playing gourd drums and balaphones that sound amazing!
Released by earthcds partners.

$17



MUSIC OF MALI: DIDADEE
Didadi is from the Bougouni circle in Mali's Sikasso region. It is played for end-of-the-year holidays or various celebrations and festivals.
Released by earthcds partners.

$17


Morocco - CDs
PIGEONS DU SABLE
Gnawa chants, a ritual music that was brought to Morocco from slaves of Sub-Saharan Africa. It is the trance inducing chants that makes this CD great.

Released by earthcds.

$16


Nicaragua - CDs

LIVE YOUR LIFE - Featuring SABU
Classic recording (remastered) of the Legandary SABU from Bluefields, Nicaragua. CD extra with videos!
Released by earthcds.

$13


Panama - CDs

LUIS CASAL - HOMAGE TO PANAMA
A beautiful portrait of several of the Afro-Panamanian rhythms found on the Peninsula of Azuero in Panama, produced to help rescue the Panamanian folk violin.
Released by Earthcds Partners.

$17


Sierra Leone - CDs
MUSIC OF SIERRA LEONE, VOLUME 1
Temne of Banda Wharf
Recorded live in the coastal area known as Lungi. 12-page booklet includes color photographs, song translations, background information and an interview transcript.
Released by earthcds partners.

$17



MUSIC OF SIERRA LEONE, VOLUME 2
Temne of Suctarr
Lyrical themes reflecting on the life experiences and living conditions including an acute awareness of the poverty but also the importance of family and faith in God.
Released by earthcds partners.

$17



MUSIC OF SIERRA LEONE, VOLUME 3
Sorie Kondi
Blind musical genius and a cultural treasure, an innovator who taught himself how to play a little-known traditional instrument (the kondi) at the age of 15.
Released by earthcds partners.

$17



MUSIC OF SIERRA LEONE, VOLUME 4
Dances of the Secret Societies
Music of the secret female society called Bundu, the most influential and prolific of the societies. Ceremonial songs and festive songs, but all the music is made for dancing.
Released by earthcds partners.

$17



MUSIC OF SIERRA LEONE, VOLUME 5
Susu of Lungi
Stellar Susu singers, balangi players and percussionists play music with roots in Guinea on the balangi, a xylophone with gourds mounted underneath the keys.
Released by earthcds partners.

$17



MUSIC OF SIERRA LEONE, VOLUME 6
Mende of Moyamba
The Salina Cultural Dance Troupe formed at a refugee camp during the civil war. They sing in Mende and play with exciting rhythmic variations & irresistible grooves.
Released by earthcds partners.

$17



MUSIC OF SIERRA LEONE, VOLUME 7
Folk Songs of Sherbro Island
Sheriff sings in Mende, Krio, and Sherbro, while strumming his konigai and beating a large box with his heel. Fai adds rhythmic fervor with the kowi drum and a tin pan.
Released by earthcds partners.

$17



MUSIC OF SIERRA LEONE, Anthology
Collection of songs from the first seven volumes. A perfect introduction giving you one or two samples of each volume and some extras that you won't find anywhere else.
Released by earthcds partners.

$16



Sorie Kondi: Without Money, No Family
Studio recording of blind musician Sorie Kondi in Tintafor, Sierra Leone. Proposed by Pa Sorie himself, an album that stands to become an all-time favorite.
Released by earthcds partners.

$16


Thailand - CDs
MUSICAL HERITAGE OF N.E. THAILAND
Vol. 1: Forgotten Lam Genres
First CD of field recordings made by Terry Miller in 1973-74, in various provinces of Northeast Thailand, a mostly Lao-speaking region commonly known as Isan, featuring singing styles that were once the essence of vocal music in Isan and Laos.
Released by Earthcds Partners.

$17



MUSICAL HERITAGE OF N.E. THAILAND
Vol. 2: Puppet Theater in Isan
When these recordings were made in 1973, Isan shadow theater was still popular, though not prominent and virtually unknown outside Isan. Featuring the khaen free-reed mouth organ, a pair of small bronze cymbals, a drum, male and female singers & spoken dialogue.
Released by Earthcds Partners.

$17



MUSICAL HERITAGE OF N.E. THAILAND
Vol. 3: Ritual Voices - Spirit-Curing Ceremonies, Rocket Festival
& Buddhist Chant
Music designed to move spirits: to summon spirits to visit the sick and heal them, to give life anew to the extinguished mortal spirits of those involved in political uprisings, and to penetrate the souls of festival-goers and lift their spirits in collective hope for a good harvest. All of this music was recorded during authentic ritual practices.
Released by Earthcds Partners.

$17



RITUAL MOUNTAIN MUSIC OF
NORTHERN THAILAND
Rare documents of six minority ethnic groups recorded by reknowned ethnomusicologist Gerald Dyck between 1967 and 1971. 2 CDs with 102 page musical PowerPoint slideshow and 29 page booklet in pdf format.
Released by Earthcds Partners.

$23


Thailand - DVD + CD SET
GONG MONG SUUNG
Sword Dances & Courting Songs of
Chiang, Mai, Thailand, 1969
Historic, 30 year old 'lost footage' from Thailand on DVD with plenty of extras including an audio commentary by Gerald Dyck coupled with an audio CD makes this package a priceless piece of history.
Released by Earthcds Partners.

$36


Turkey - CDs
DERVISH SUFI CHANTS & SONGS
Sufi musicians sing beautiful gazels (vocal improvisations) about their Master's life and death as well as prayers for inner peace, happiness and love.
Released by earthcds.

$16

2 CD set $21


THE TULUM OF HEMSIN
This recording captures the unique sounds of two solo players from the village of Hemsin. Murat Avan and Yasar Çorbacioglu, representing two generations, play different styles of Tulum.

Released by earthcds.

$16


THE BAGPIPE OF TURKEY
An intimate recording of Bülent playing in his own home followed by 5 live tracks where we can hear the dancers singing, stomping & shouting.

Released by earthcds.

$16


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