:: Title :: Kali ritual singing (IV)
:: Genre :: madras drumming, religious song, talk/ambience
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Govindin, Benjamin [vocal]
PrÍtre, Grand [vocal]
Souprayen, Edouard [vocal]
Unidentified [cymbals, dholak, matalon]
:: Group Name :: Madras drummers
:: Setting :: Unspecified
:: Location :: Capesterre Belle-Eau (None), Basse-Terre (Guadeloupe)
:: Language :: Tamil
:: Culture :: French Antillian, Guadeloupe, Indo-Caribbean, Tamil
:: Session :: Capesterre Belle-Eau 7/62
:: Date :: 7/15/1962
:: Reference Information :: T1164.0, Track 6 (00:02:27)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - A religious ceremony in honor of the Hindu goddess Kali. It features leader and chorus singing and ritual drumming. Some of the recordings can be found on Caribbean Voyage: The French Antilles (Rounder 1733) and Caribbean Voyage: East Indian Music in the West Indies (Rounder 1723). [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - These performances take place before the altar of Kali. Religious song(s) featuring prominent call-and-response between lead singer and chorus. [Source: Editor]
:: Collection :: Caribbean 1962

 

 

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