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Island Songs and Dances

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About this Album

This collection consists of recordings made in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Jamaica, showcasing the respective Afro-Hispanic, Afro-French, and Afro-British traditions of each island. Drawn from both urban and rural settings, the selections range from largely African to largely European in influence, illustrating the wide range of diversity found within Caribbean music.


Originally released in 1972
Recorded in Haiti (tracks 8, 9), the Dominican Republic (1-7, 18), and Jamaica (10-17) by John Storm Roberts
Mastered by Robert C. Ludwig
Coordinator: Teresa Sterne

Re-mastered by Robert C. Ludwig
Design: Doyle Partners
Cover Photograph: © Gilles Peress / Magnum Photos
Additional Photograph: John Storm Roberts

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