:: Title :: Archie Voile
:: Genre :: bongo
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Bartholomew, Bethel [clapping, vocal]
:: Setting :: Unspecified
:: Location :: Toco (Sangre-Grande), Trinidad (Trinidad and Tobago)
:: Language :: Trinidadian Creole French
:: Culture :: Caribbean, Trinidad, Afro-Trinidadian
:: Session :: Toco II 5/62
:: Date :: 5/18/1962
:: Reference Information :: T1084.0, Track 7 (00:01:39)
:: 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. Handclapping and foot stomping (?) provide rhythmic accompaniment and the singer performs both the chorus and lead parts in this uncharacteristic solo setting. [Source: Recording]
:: Collection :: Caribbean 1962

 

 

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