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The Bahamas Program [Live at Smithsonian Folklife Festival 1994]
Bahamian music embodies the rich cultural heritage of the Caribbean. Here is a sampling from the Bahamas Program of the 1994 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. This video includes performances by the Bahamian National Children's Choir (a traditional rake 'n scrape band), Andros Island balladeer Israel Forbes, and the Dicey Doh Singers (a gospel group). Music of the Bahamas is featured on 'Smithsonian Folkways World Music Collection,' available on CD and digital. Stream/download/purchase: Smithsonian Folkways: Spotify: For hundreds of years in The Bahamas, the human voice has been raised in melodious strains to a rhythmic pulse that is deeply influenced by the African ancestry of most Bahamians. Centuries of colonial domination and the nearness of American and Caribbean cultures have also shaped the character of Bahamian music. As a result of these merging influences, Bahamian music is uniquely rich, reflecting generations of joy, hardship, innovation, and artistry. Smithsonian Folkways: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy ( Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.
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3 min 23 sec
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music folk "Woody Guthrie" "Pete Seeger" Smithsonian Folkways old-time non-profit
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