:: Title :: Interview with performers about Sambo Caesar
:: Genre :: interview, spoken
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Lomax, Alan [vocal]
Unidentified men [vocal]
:: Group Name :: Wake Group
:: Setting :: Club house, Covigne Road
:: Location :: Diego Martin (None), Trinidad (Trinidad and Tobago)
:: Language :: English
:: Culture :: Caribbean, Trinidad, Afro-Trinidadian
:: Session :: Diego Martin I 4/62
:: Date :: 4/25/1962
:: Reference Information :: T1051.0, Track 3 (00:02:15)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - This session features the music that accompanies a bongo or ?wake-house ritual.? [Source: Editor]
2 - Alan Lomax: "Bongo songs are sung for accompanying the bongo dance at a wake. The only instruments of music used are the 'croix-croix' [qua qua] - two pieces of bamboo stick about 18" long struck against each other in a cross-wise direction. There is also hand-clapping done by members of the group who are not dancing. The recording was made at Covigne Road in a Club House and lasted from around 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. next day." [Source: Field Log]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Interview with performers who provide an explanation in English and French Creole of the text to Sambo Caesar (tape 1051, track 2). [Source: Recording]
0 - This recording may include a chorus, croix-croix (sticks) as well as handclapping. [Source: Field log (Cowley)]
:: Collection :: Caribbean 1962

 

 

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