La Comarca Fija De Liborio (The Real Comarca of Liborio) – Disappearing Religious Popular Music from the Dominican Republic – 2 disc set, DVD & CD

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THIS DVD/CD SET IS FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY AND IS NOT LICENSED FOR LIBRARY USE OR PUBLIC/ACADEMIC SHOWINGS. (A licensed version can be purchased from the earthcds website). Comarca is said to have been the very music Olivorio Mateo (or Liborio, Papa Liborio, Dios Liborio), the most important curandero and messianic leader in Dominican history, […]

THIS DVD/CD SET IS FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY AND IS NOT LICENSED FOR LIBRARY USE OR PUBLIC/ACADEMIC SHOWINGS.
(A licensed version can be purchased from the earthcds website).

Comarca is said to have been the very music Olivorio Mateo (or Liborio, Papa Liborio, Dios Liborio), the most important curandero and messianic leader in Dominican history, used for healing. Comarca is essentially religious dancing music, with a musical structure similar to ‘Mangulina’, ‘Merengue Tipico’ and ‘Perico Ripiao’ but with lyrics exclusively about Liborio and the other Saints of Dominican Vudu. Olivorio Mateo was was born in Maguana Arriba, a section which lies a few kilometers north of the city of San Juan, in the south of the country.

Comarca is indeed part of a disappearing oral folkloric tradition of the Dominican Republic that unites the sacred to the profane, and while Palo drums are played exclusively for the Saints and the possessing spirits, Comarca appears to relax the borderline between the orthodoxy of a Vudu ceremony and a simple night of musical fun and dance. It does just that but without ever letting us forget that we are still enveloped in a sacred and mysterious environment, where the inexplicable is the daily staple and the teachings of Papa Liborio are still alive.

THIS DVD/CD SET IS FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY AND IS NOT LICENSED FOR LIBRARY USE OR PUBLIC/ACADEMIC SHOWINGS.
(A licensed version can be purchased from the earthcds website).

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