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Black music in Praise of Oxala and Other Gods

Throughout South America, the descendants of the millions of slaves brought to the New World by the Spanish and Portuguese still pay homage to the pantheon of their African ancestors, often, albeit, under the identities of Christian saints. This album features their vibrant worship music, drawn from recordings made in Colombia, Ecuador, and Brazil. Musicologist David Lewiston recalls his travels through South America to record this music:

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have a midterm at noon on circuits

pray it goes better than my electrostatics exam threeish weeks ago

I actually know circuits so aight

oh and I’m counting this as gelopanda‘s selfie challenge he tagged me in last night when I wasn’t feeling myself