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2010-03-10T16:34:12.000Z
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Video Title:
Music of the Maroons [Behind the Scenes Documentary]
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For more information and music, please visit: https://folkways.si.edu/folkways-world-music-collection/central-asia-islamica/album/smithsonian. Maroons are Africans who escaped captivity and formed autonomous communities throughout the Americas between the 15th and 19th centuries. Today, communities of Maroons survive in Jamaica, Suriname, French Guiana, Colombia, Mexico, and the USA. The music of the Maroons is a unique blend of African, Native American, and European musical traditions. In this quick look at four modern Maroon communities, notice the shared reliance on complex rhythms and call-and-response singing. The group performances encourage community building while providing opportunities for personal expression. For more music of Cote d'Ivoire as a whole, visit: http://www.folkways.si.edu/searchresults.aspx?sPhrase=cote%20d%27ivoire&sType=%27phrase%27 The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy (www.si.edu/copyright). Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.
Video Duration:
5 min 9 sec
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music folk "Woody Guthrie" "Pete Seeger" Smithsonian Folkways old-time non-profit
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Music  Search this
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