:: Title :: Commentary on the Trinidadian Harp by Alan Lomax and Macbeth the Great
:: Genre :: interview, spoken
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Lomax, Alan [vocal]
MacDonald, Patrick (Macbeth the Great) [vocal]
:: Setting :: Calypso At Midnight concert, Town Hall
:: Location :: Manhattan, New York City (New York), New York (United States)
:: Language :: English
:: Culture :: Trinidad, Afro-Trinidadian, Creole-Trinidadian
:: Session :: Calypso At Midnight 12/46
:: Date :: 12/21/1946
:: Reference Information :: TD227.0, Track 6 (00:00:49)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - "This concert is a fascinating document of an American presentation of Trinidadian calypso at a time when interest in the genre was spreading from New York City into the mainstream of popular music in the United States" (Donald R. Hill and John H. Cowley, Calypso At Midnight, Rounder 1840). [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Notes from Rounder Records release "Calypso At Midnight" read: "The 'Trinidadian harp' is a name that may have been made up by Macbeth for a common Carnival instrument. Called a 'bottle and spoon' or 'bottle and stone' in Trinidad, it may replicate the West African instrument known in the Spanish-speaking Caribbean as the cencerro, or cowbell." [Source: Donald R. Hill and John H. Cowley]
:: Collection :: Calypso Concert 1946

 

 

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