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P1030514The folk music of Venezuela is, like Brasil, a wonderful mix of the three major ethnic groups present in the country, the spanish, the african and the native indians. This volume of The World Library was edited by Juan Liscano, a venezulian poet and folklorist. It starts with the organic sounds and tribal music from different tribes of the Amazon rainforest and moves further in the country and along the coast with typical venezuelian music, featuring the cuatro, the harp, the mouth and jaw harp and some beautiful singing in the spanish language. Examples of music from the Margarita Island are also featured. Like usual, i recommend that you read the liner notes for more details.800px-Juan_Liscano (on the right, Juan Liscano)

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Venezuela side 1

Venezuela side 2

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