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Rhythms of the World
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The Dream Keeper: Dreams; Water-Front Street; Long Trip
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Seascape; Sailor
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Parisian Beggar Woman; Mexican Market Woman
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African Dance; Dream Variation; The Negro Speaks of Rivers

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Langston Hughes

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The recording career of this great American writer includes not only his own spoken word collections for Smithsonian-Folkways but many instances where his texts are utilized by other artists, sometimes in direct collaboration with Hughes and at other times after the fact. While heavily associated with black jazz and blues, the writings of Hughes have not shown up exclusively in these genres. Rather, if there is a similarity in the type of performers willing to pull a Hughes tome... Read more

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