Each of the three movements of Canciones por las Americas reflects a different aspect of Latin American culture. Noche de lluvia (S-136a or S-220 ssaa) is the most traditional, having a definite Spanish flavor. Sensemaya (S-136b) echoes the African heritage of the text’s Cuban author. Olvido (S-136c) is of a more contemporary nature, expressing the inward psychological orientation of the modern world. The suite is sold in three separate octavos. A full recording of the suite is found on CD-04.