Caribbean Music

The following represents a sample of Caribbean music from the Folklife Collection.
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1. La Viya - Rasta Samba Gynin (Download)

Haitian Rastafarian group recorded during fieldwork in Miami
Recorded: August 8, 1985 by Laurie K. Sommers (Florida Folklife Program)
Miami-Dade Folklife Survey
Miami, Florida
(S 1576, reel T86-56)


2. The More You Scratch - Theodore (Tea Roll) Rolle with Trombone and Guitar (AFS3384B1) (Download)

WPA field recordings in Riviera and Key West (January 1940 recording expedition)
(S 1576, reel T86-246)


3. Sponger Money - Theodore Rolle (AFS3388B1) (Download)

WPA field recordings in Key West (January 1940 recording expedition)
(S 1576, reel T86-247)


4. Severine - Kiki Wainwright (Download)

Recorded: August 4, 1985 by Laurie K. Sommers (Florida Folklife Program)
Miami-Dade Folklife Survey
Miami, Florida
(S 1576, reel T86-66)


5. God, How Great is Thy Name - Notre Dame d'Haiti Church Choir (Download)

Recorded: August 11, 1985 by Laurie K. Sommers (Florida Folklife Program)
Miami-Dade Folklife Survey
Miami, Florida
(S 1576, reel T86-59)