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From Ear to Ear
The Passage of African Music through American Slavery Enhanced CD
Powerful and distinctive, improvisational and intricate. The music of Africa calls forth the spirits of the ancestors who greeted the birth of a child and the fruits of the harvest with song. In all things African, there is music. It is the essence of life from the secular to the sacred. This stirring CD developed by The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation re-creates the lost and forgotten music performed by Africans in the 18th century, following the transformation of their unique music as they moved in forced bondage from Africa to the Caribbean and finally to America.
To hear selections from this CD
Sounds of Williamsburg CD Sampler