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The Griots: Ministers Of The Spoken Word (CDr x2)

Label: Folkways Records

Format: 2 x Custom CD

Genre: Folk

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*2024 stock. Custom CDr* West African griots are gatekeepers of their culture, repositories of oral tradition. Hear centuries-old histories from Gambia and Mali, accompanied by stringed instruments and drums. This recording features a recitation describing the beginnings of the slave trade with the Portuguese and Dutch in the early 1600s.

Cat. number: FE 4178
Recorded in West Africa by Samuel Charters.

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