:: Title :: Rondé Rumbamba (niña chiquita)
:: Genre :: canto de vela, children's song
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Paulino de Durán, Felipa [clapping, vocal]
Unidentified [clapping, vocal]
:: Setting :: Unspecified location
:: Location :: Unspecified (Unspecified), Dominican Republic (general) (Dominican Republic)
:: Language :: Spanish
:: Culture :: Caribbean, Hispanic Caribbean, Dominican
:: Session :: Dominican Republic 1967
:: Date :: 1967
:: Reference Information :: T2042.0, Track 12 (00:01:40)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - There are few notes on these recordings. Several of the performers announce that they are from the town of Sabaneta, but there are about a dozen places with this name in the Dominican Republic so the region is uncertain. Although the first few tracks are played by a Cibao-type accordion group, merengue típico cibaeño has been popular in other regions as well since at least the 1950s. The largest town called Sabaneta is near the capital, so they may have been recorded there. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - This is a canto de vela. Alan's notes identify it as "Niño chiquito" but the lyrics say "niña chiquita." It is sung in call-and-response style by a female lead with a chorus of children clapping and singing the response "rondé rumbamba." [Source: Editor]
:: Collection :: Dominican Republic and Saint Eustatius 1967



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