:: Title :: Malavwa
:: Genre :: bélè, Bidjin bélè
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Baratini, Florent [tanbou bélè]
Clémence, Man [vocal]
Grivalliers, Raoul [vocal]
Unidentified [tibwa, vocal]
:: Group Name :: Bélè group
:: Setting :: Home of Raoul Grivalliers ("Ti Raoul")
:: Location :: Le Pérou, Sainte-Marie (None), La Trinité (Martinique)
:: Language :: Martiniquan Creole French
:: Culture :: French Antillian, Martinique, Afro-Caribbean
:: Session :: Sainte-Marie I 6/62
:: Date :: 6/17/1962
:: Reference Information :: T1116.0, Track 5 (00:03:28)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - This session features songs and musical performances typical of rural dances in Martinique. Genres include danmyé (martial art dance), bélè (also bèlè), and work songs. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Call-and-response between the lead singer and chorus. Chorus singing in unison. On this recording Raoul Grivalliers (also known as ?Ti Raoul?) performs with his mother Man Clémence. [Source: Editor]
:: Collection :: Caribbean 1962

 

 

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