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Paseo (I)

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This session features performances by a group of musicians performing traditional Spanish-Trinidadian repertoire, including paseos and calypsos. Of this group, Alan Lomax writes “[they are] the most outstanding in Trinidad for authentic Spanish-type music” (field log). In many of the performances, the melody is played on the violin and flute — for the most part in unison — while the cuatro provides strong rhythmic support throughout.

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