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Argentina Bolivia Brazil Chile Colombia Ecuador French Guiana Guyana Paraguay Peru Surinam Uruguay Venezuela

1. Argentina
2. Bolivia
3. Brazil
4. Chile
5. Colombia
6. Ecuador
7. French Guiana 
8. Guyana
9. Paraguay
10. Peru
11. Surinam
12. Uruguay
13. Venezuela


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Argentina

Argentina. RGNET1119CD World Music Network. CD. 2004. 
Compact Disc 9443

Argentine Folk Music: The Chaqueños in Song and Dance: Magic Rituals of the Chacos. Lyrichord Stereo LLST 7254. LP. [n.d.].
LP 8867

Assunção, Fernando O. El Tango y sus Circunstancias (1880-1920). Buenos Aires, Argentina: El Ateneo, 1984.
ML 3465 .A85 1984

Astor Piazzolla. RGNET1146CD World Music Network. CD. 2005.
Compact Disc 9448

Azzi, María Susana, and Simon Collier. Le Grand Tango: The Life and Music of Astor Piazzolla. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 2000.
ML 410 .P579 A99 2000

Cuarteto Zupay. OEA-019 Ediciones Interamericanas de Música. LP. 1981. 
LP 6439

Eichelbaum, Edmundo. Carlos Gardel: L'âge d'or du Tango. Paris, France: Denoël, 1984.
ML 420 .G247 E4 1984

Florine, Jane L. Cuarteto Music and Dancing from Argentina: In Search of the Tunga-Tunga in Córdoba. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2001. 
ML 3417 .F66 2001.

Flury, Lázaro. Historia de la Música Argentina. Santa Fe, Argentina: Colmegna, 1967.
ML 231 .F56

Giménez, Raúl. Argentinian Songs. NI 5107 Nimbus. CD. 1988. 
Compact Disc 7898

Gorin, Natalio. Astor Piazzolla: A Memoir. Translated by Fernando Gonzalez. Portland, OR: Amadeus Press, 2001.
ML 410 .P579 A3 2001

Tango 7: Authentic Tangos from Argentina: Música de Buenos Aires. Vox Classics VOX 7516. CD. 1995.
Compact Disc 1915
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Vega, Carlos. Danzas y Canciones Argentinas: Teorias e Investigaciones. Buenos Aires, Argentina: [G. Ricordi], 1936.
ML 3575 .V4 D2 1978

Selk'nam Chants of Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, Volume II. Ethinic Folkways Records FE 4179. LP. 1977.
LP 5211

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Bolivia

Bolivia. RGNET 1147 CD World Music Network. CD. 2005. 
Compact Disc 9949

Creation's Journey: Native American Music, Presented by the National Museum of the American Indian. CD SF 40410 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. CD. 1994. 
Compact Disc 3297

Music of the World's Peoples. Volume Five. FE 4508 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. CD. 2001. 
Compact Disc 4632

Pukaj Wayra. Music From Bolivia. LLST 7361 Lyrichord. LP. 1980's. 
LP 8861

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Brazil

Appleby, David P. The Music of Brazil. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 1983.
ML 232 .A74 1983

As Melodias do Boi; e, Outras Peças. São Paulo: Livraria Duas Cidades com o apoio técnico e financeiro do MinC/Pró-Memória, Instituto Nacional do Livro, 1987. 
M 1689 .M55 1987

Behague, Gerard. The Beginnings of Musical Nationalism in Brazil. Detroit, MI: Information Coordinators, 1971.
ML 232 .B43 1971

The Black Music of Brazil. [n.p.]: Shanachie Home Video, a Harcourt Films Production, 1990. 
Video Cassette 107

Braga, Ernani. Folk Songs of Brazil. All of Columbia Masterworks: MM 812, 17566-D, 17567-D, 17568-D, 17569-D, CO37825, CO37821, CO37820, CO37824, CO37823, CO37822, CO37826, CO37827; 1949. 
78 disc 10 in. Set 219

Brasil: A Century of Song: Carnaval, Bossa Nova Era, Folk and Traditional, and MPB. Blue Jackal Entertainment CD 5001-4. CD. 1995.
Compact Disc 4465

Brazil, Roots, Samba.CD 5045 Rounder Records. CD. 1989. 
Compact Disc 5690

Campos, Augusto de. Balanço da Bossa e Outras Bossas. São Paulo, Brazil: Editora Perspectiva, 1974.
ML 2817 .B7 C34 1974

Capoeira Angola from Salvador, Brazil, performed by Grupo de Capoeira Angola Pelourinho. Smithsonian Folkways SF 40465. CD. 1996.
Compact Disc 5655
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Castro, Ruy. Bossa Nova: The Story of the Brazilian Music that Seduced the World. Chicago, IL: A Cappella, 2000. 
ML 3487 .B7 C3913 2000

Folksongs, conducted by Maurizio Dini Ciacci. Dischi Ricordi CRMCD 1009. CD. 1989.
Compact Disc 3939
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Fryer, Peter. Rhythms of Resistance: African Musical Heritage in Brazil. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2000. 
ML 232.9 .F79 2000.

Grupo de Capoeira Angola Pelourinho. Coapoeira Angola from Salvador, Brail. SF40465 Smithsonian Folkways, SF CD40465 Smithsonian Folkways. CD. 1996. 
Compact Disc 5655

Heitor, Luiz. 150 Anos de Música no Brasil (1800 – 1950). Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: José Olympio, 1956.
ML 232 .C65

Jobim, Antonio Carlos. Antonio Carlos Jobim: The Man from Ipanema. Jazz Heritage 534232. CD. 1996.
Compact Disc 4778

Leça, Armando. Música Popular Portuguesa. [n.p.]: Pôrto, Editorial D. Barreira, 1945. 
ML 3717 .L4 v.1

McGowan, Chris, and Ricardo Pessanha. The Brazilian Sound: Samba, Bossa Nova, and the Popular Music of Brazil. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 1998.
ML 3487 .B7 M4 1998

Morales, Ed. The Latin Beat: The Rhythms and Roots of Latin Music from Bossa Nova to Salsa and Beyond. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, 2003.
ML 3475 .M67 2003

Negro Folk Music of Africa and America. FE 4500 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. CD. 2000. 
Compact Disc CSAM 32

Nova Bossa: Red Hot on Verve. 314 535 884-2 Verve, 314 535 884-2 Red Hot. CD. 1996. 
Compact Disc 5774.

Novaes, Guiomar. Brazilian Piano Music. MM 692 Columbia Masterworks, 17488-D Columbia Masterworks, 17489-D Columbia Masterworks, 17490-D Columbia Masterworks, 1947. 
78 disc 10 in. Set 124

Os Ingênuos Play Choros from Brazil. Nimbus Records NI 5338. CD. 1992.
Compact Disc 1892
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The Palicour Indians of the Arucua River in Brazil. Smithsonian Folkways F-4236. CD. 1981.
Compact Disc 6395
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Pernambuco's Music, Brazil, performed by Oficina de Cordas. Nimbus Records NI 5398. CD. 1994.
Compact Disc 1867
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Perrone, Charles A. Masters of Contemporary Brazilian Song: MPB 1965-1985. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 1989.
ML 3487 .B7 P5 1988

Perrone, Charles A., and Christopher Dunn, eds. Brazilian Popular Music and Globalization. Gaineville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2001.
ML 3487 .B7 B76 2001

Schreiner, Claus. Música Brasileira: A History of Popular Music and the People of Brazil. Translated by Mark Weinstein. New York, NY: Marion Boyars, 1993.
ML 3575 .B7 S313 1993

Seeger, Anthony. Why Suyá Sing: A Musical Anthropology of an Amazonian People. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press, 1987.
ML 3575 .B7 S36 1987

Stokes, Martin, ed. Ethnicity, Identity, and Music: The Musical Construction of Place. Oxford, England: Berg, 1994. 
ML 3799 .E78 1994

Tinhorão, José Ramos. Música Popular: Do Gramofone ao Rádio e TV. São Paulo, Brazil: Ática, 1981.
ML 3487 .B7 T5

Veloso, Caetano. Tropical Truth: A Story of Music and Revolution in Brazil. Sao Paulo: Companhia das Letras, 1997. 
ML 3487 .B7 V4513 2003

World Music Sampler, Vol. 2. NI 7014 Nimbus Records. CD. 1994. 
Compact Disc 2014

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Chile

Ameridian Music of Chile. Smithsonian Folkways F-4054. CD. 1975.
Compact Disc 6428

Chile Lindo y Otros Éxitos de Los Huasos Quincheros, conducted by Alfredo Sauvalle. Organización de los Estados Americanos OEA 022. LP. 1981.
LP 7841

Claro, Samuel. Antologia de la Musica Colonial en America del Sur. Santiago, Chile: University of Chile, 1974.
M 2 .C63277 A6

Claro, Samuel, and Jorge Urrutia Blondel. Historia de la Musica en Chile. Santiago, Chile: Orbe, 1973.
ML 233 .C6

Oviedo, Carmen. Mentira Todo lo Cierto: Tras la Huella de Violeta Parra. Santiago, Chile: Universitaria, 1990.
ML 420 .P26 O9 1990

Parra, Isabel. El Libro Mayor de Violeta Parra. Madrid, España: Michay, 1985.
ML 420 .P26 P37 1985

Parra, Violeta. 21 Son los Dolores. Santiago, Chile: Los Andes, 1992.
ML 54 .6 .P37 P5 1992

Pring-Mill, Robert. Gracias a la Vida: The Power and Poetry of Song. London, England: University of London Press, 1990.
ML 3575 .C5 P74 1990

Sáez, Fernando. La Vida Intranquila: Violeta Parra: Biografía Esencial. Santiago, Chile: Sudamericana, 1999.
ML 420 .P26 S24 1999

Viva Chile!: Himnos y Marchas por el Orfeon de Carabineros de Chile. LDC-36000 Odeon. LP. 1960's.
LP 18613

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Colombia

Afro-Hispanic Music from Western Colombia and Ecuador. FE 4376 Smithsonian Folkways. CD. 2000.
Compact Disc 6396
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Béhague, Gerard, ed. Music and Black Ethnicity: The Caribbean and South America. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, 1994.
ML 3549 .M87 1994

Cumbia. RGNET 1043 CD World Music Network. CD. 2000. 
Compact Disc 5736

List, George. Music and Poetry in a Colombian Village: A Tri-Cultural Heritage. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1983. 
ML 3575 .C7 L55 1983

Olsen, Dale A. Music of the Warao of Venezuela. [S.l.]: N.p.. CD. [n.d.].
Compact Disc 5626

Sacred and Profane Music of the Ika. Smithsonian Folkways F-4055. CD. 1977.
Compact Disc 6386
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Waxer, Lise. City of Musical Memory: Salsa, Record Grooves, and Popular Culture in Cali, Colombia.Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2002. 
ML 3918 .S26 W38 2002

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Ecuador

Afro-Hispanic Music from Western Colombia and Ecuador. Smithsonian Folkways F-4376. CD. 1967.
Compact Disc 6396
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Béhague, Gerard, ed. Music and Black Ethnicity: The Caribbean and South America. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, 1994.
ML 3549 .M87 1994

Music of the Jivaro of Ecuador. Ethnic Folkways Records FE 4386. LP. 1972.
LP 12706

Schechter, John Ml. The Indispensable Harp: Historical Development, Modern Roles, Configurations, and Performance Practices in Ecuador and Latin America. Kent, OH: The Kent State University Press, 1992.
ML 1005 .S26 1992

Titon, Jeff T., ed. Worlds of Music: An Introduction to the Music of the World's Peoples. 4th ed. Belmont, CA: Schirmer/Thomson Learning, 2001, 2002. 
ML 3545 .W67 2002

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French Guiana

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Guyana

Music of the Coastal Amerindians of Guyana: The Arawak, Carib and Warrau. Smithsonian Folkways F-4239. CD. 1982.
Compact Disc 6398
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Paraguay

Maravilloso, performed by Los Indios. Epic LN 3530. LP. [n.d.].
LP 11778

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Peru

Béhague, Gerard, ed. Music and Black Ethnicity: The Caribbean and South America. Boulder, Colorado: Lynne Rienner, 1994.
ML 3549 .M87 1994

Harp Music of the Andes, performed by Los Indios. Olympic Records OL 6124. LP. 1976.
LP 16878

Inca Son: Volume 1: Ascope, Tierra del Amanecer. Inca Son DIDX 017042. CD. 1993.
Compact Disc 2465
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Mead, Charles W. The Musical Instruments of the Incas: A Guide Leaflet to the Collection on Exhibition in the American Museum of Natural History. Washington, DC: American Museum of Natural History, 1903.
ML 486 .P4 M4

Mountain Music of Peru: Volume II. Smithsonian Folkways SF 40406. CD. 1994.
Compact disc 5724 v.2
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Otter, Elisabeth den. Music and Dance of Indians and Mestizos in an Andean Valley of
Peru.
 Delft, Peru: Eburon, 1985.
ML 3575 .P4 O8 1985

Peru Canta. Organización de los Estados Americanos OEA-021. LP. 1981.
LP 6429

Stevenson, Robert. Music in Aztec and Inca Territory. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1968.
ML 3549 .S84

Traditional Music of Peru 2: The Mantaro Valley. Smithsonian Folkways SF 40467. CD. 1995.
Compact Disc 5726
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Viracocha: Legendary Music of the Andes. Lyrichord Stereo LLST 7264. LP. [n.d.].
LP 8848

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Surinam

African and Afro-American Drums. FE 4502 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. LP. 1954. 
Music Rec CSAM 78

The Creole Music of Surinam (Dutch Guiana). Ethnic Folkways Records FE 4233. LP. 1978.
LP 5056

Music from Saramaka. FE 4225 Folkways Recordings. LP. 1977.
LP 6012

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Uruguay

Assunção, Fernando O. El Tango y sus Circunstancias (1880-1920). Buenos Aires, Argentina: El Ateneo, 1984.
ML 3465 .A85 1984

Mendoza de Arce, Daniel. Sociología del Folklore Musical Uruguayo. Montevideo, Uruguay: Editorial Goes, 1972.
ML 3575 .U78 M45

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Venezuela

Aretz, Isabel. Sintesis de la Etnomúsica en América Latina. Caracas, Venezuela: Monte Avila Editores, 1980.
ML 3549 .A74 1980

Bandolas de Venezuela. Dorian Discovery DIS 80114. CD. 1993.
Compact Disc 1890
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Labonville, Marie E. Juan Bautista Plaza and Musical Nationalism in Venezuela. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2007. 
ML 410 .P62 L33 2007

Music of the Venezuelan Yekuana Indians. Smithsonian Folkways F-4104. CD. 1975.
Compact Disc 6397
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Olson, Dale A. Music of the Warao of Venezuela: Song People of the Rain Forest. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 1996. 
ML 3575 .V3 O47 1996 and Compact Disc 5626

The Rough Guide to the Music of Venezuela. World Music Network RGNET 1115 CD. CD. 2003.
Compact Disc 5675
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