Alan Lomax recorded about 50 hours of music in Haiti in 1936 and 1937.
This included some music associated with hoodoo. None of this material
has ever been released commercially, although it was available for
audition at the Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. These
recordings have recently been copied for release, and there will
eventually be several Haitian volumes in the Alan Lomax Collection on
Rounder Records. The first volumes should be out next year, although I
think that their focus is on the urban dance music of the era. Gage
Averill of New York University is the editor of these albums.
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