:: Title :: Aufuékay Do Mama Do Mama
:: Genre :: bongo, game song
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Castiano, J. B. [vocal]
Castiano, Rosy [vocal]
Charles, Procope [roller drum]
Fournillier, Herman [vocal]
Lequay, W. Alwyn [vocal]
Moline, Andrew [vocal]
Ramaize, Sicirao [guitar]
Reyes, Annestine [drum (drums)]
Stoute, Jean (Jane) Eustache [vocal]
:: Group Name :: Rose of Shannon Singers
:: Setting :: A police station
:: Location :: Blanchisseuse (Tunapuna-Piarco), Trinidad (Trinidad and Tobago)
:: Language :: Trinidadian Creole French
:: Culture :: Caribbean, Trinidad, Afro-Trinidadian
:: Session :: Blanchisseuse II 5/62
:: Date :: 5/2/1962
:: Reference Information :: T1068.0, Track 11 (00:01:11)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - This session features performances by members of the Rose of Shannon Group. It involves a number of performance styles, including bélè (a creole drum dance that stems from the secular traditions of the French Windwards), kalenda (dance modeled on the movements of a martial art), and game songs. Many of the tracks feature Jean Eustache Stoute, the leader and ?chief chantruelle? (Field Log), in a solo, a cappella setting. [Source: Editor]
2 - Lomax's notes for T1067 & 1068: "Members of the Rose of Shannon Singers Group: Jean Eustache Stoute (leader and chief chantruelle), Centre Ward, Blanchisseuse, North Trinidad; J. B. Castiano; Rosy Castiano; [W.] Alwyn Lequay; Annestine Reyes (female drummer); Sicirao Ramaize; Andrew Molline; Herman Fournillier; Procope Charles (roller drum)." [Source: Field Log]
3 - Lomax's notes for T1069: "Singer: The singer of the above tunes Mrs. Jane Eustache Stoute of Blanchisseuse is the most important singer of bele songs in the village; she is well versed in the local folklore, has a good voice and is an intelligent informant." [Source: Field Log]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Singing that accompanies a bongo or wake-house ritual. Female lead with alternating chorus sections and handclapping. [Source: Recording]
:: Collection :: Caribbean 1962

 

 

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