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Umalali: Songs of Garifuna Women

This is a visual preview of a CD of the Umalali project, which will be released soon on the new record label Cumbancha. It focuses on the amazing music of the women of the Garifuna community of Central America. More information will be available soon at www.cumbancha.com

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