:: Title :: Good Night Ladies / Bongo-lo
:: Genre :: bongo, story song
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Bartholomew, Bethel [vocal]
:: Setting :: Unspecified
:: Location :: Toco (Sangre-Grande), Trinidad (Trinidad and Tobago)
:: Language :: Trinidadian Creole English
:: Culture :: Caribbean, Trinidad, Afro-Trinidadian
:: Session :: Toco II 5/62
:: Date :: 5/18/1962
:: Reference Information :: T1084.0, Track 6 (00:03:35)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - This session features a number of spoken and musical performance styles, including cantefables (spoken and sung stories), bongo (music and dance accompanying a wake-house ritual), shango (music and dance honoring the orisa deity of fire), and work songs. All of the songs are performed solo. The performances are either a cappella or the singers accompany themselves with handclapping, tapping, and foot stomping. [Source: Recordings and Field Log]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Singing that accompanies a bongo or wake-house ritual. Hand tapping and / or foot stomping provide subtle rhythmic accompaniment, and the singer performs both the chorus and lead parts in this uncharacteristic solo setting. Throughout the recording the performer provides descriptions and accounts of the performance context. [Source: Recording]
:: Collection :: Caribbean 1962

 

 

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