Various Artists

Maroon Music from the Earliest Free Black Communities of Jamaica: Drums of Def

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The Folkways label's treasures were inexhaustible, but high on the list were a series of Afro-Caribbean roots recordings in which the Maroon material collected by Kenneth Bilby ranked among the highest. This very welcome CD adds to the original LP material eight new tracks recorded only last year. The music is as engrossing as it is important, and the revised notes are even better than the originals.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
1:47
2
1:49
3
1:36
4
1:42
5
1:39
6
1:38
7
2:46
8
3:53
9
1:06
10
2:03
11
2:00
12
2:02
13
0:58
14
1:39
15
1:41
16
0:56
17
0:26
18
1:04
19
1:37
20
1:37
21
1:17
22
0:56
23
0:50
24
1:09
25
1:27
26
1:01
27
0:50
28
0:28
29
4:52
30
2:33
31
2:45
32
1:45
33
2:00
34
2:07
35
6:56
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