:: Title :: Interview with Adam Birkel on the Pageant of David and Goliath
:: Genre :: interview, spoken
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Birkel, Adam [vocal]
Lomax, Alan [vocal]
:: Setting :: Unspecified
:: Location :: Unspecified (Saint Eustatius), Netherland Antilles (general) (Netherlands Antilles)
:: Language :: English
:: Culture :: Caribbean, Netherlands Antilles, Saint Eustatius
:: Session :: Saint Eustatius 1967
:: Date :: 1967
:: Reference Information :: T2041.0, Track 4 (00:04:05)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - The setting of this recording is unspecified, although it sounds like it takes place in a home in Saint Eustatius. It begins with a few men singing whaling songs, then progresses to a group of women singing ballads and spirituals. It ends with a roving theater group playing David and Goliath, with drum corps accompaniment. Very few names are given in the interviews that take place after each song. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Adam Birkel, the director of David and Goliath, tells Alan Lomax where he learned the play. He explains that the play is an Easter play and that he learned it from his elders. The play is given from house to house, not in a theater. It is given just after breakfast and all the players make and wear their own costumes. Mr. Birkel was happy about this recorded presentation of the pageant. [Source: Editor]
:: Collection :: Dominican Republic and Saint Eustatius 1967

 

 

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