:: Title :: Jata Ka Geet
:: Genre :: grinding song, work song
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Gopaul, Mrs. Ram [vocal]
Rampersad, Mrs. Somaria [vocal]
:: Setting :: Pierre Road
:: Location :: Charlieville (Chaguanas), Trinidad (Trinidad and Tobago)
:: Language :: Bhojpuri
:: Culture :: Caribbean, Trinidad, Indo-Trinidadian
:: Session :: Charlieville 5/62
:: Date :: 5/6/1962
:: Reference Information :: T1086.0, Track 8 (00:09:05)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - This session documents a traditional Indo-Trinidadian wedding. Performances include tassa drumming, religious songs, wedding songs, and work songs. [Source: Recordings and Field Log]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Alternating solo voice. The performers are grinding peas (heard in the foreground). Alan Lomax notes, ?The song tells a story about seven brothers and a sister. The brothers are going to seek employment and promise their sister to procure for her a necklace of costly gems? (field log). [Source: Recording and Field Log]
:: Collection :: Caribbean 1962

 

 

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