:: Title :: Y Bai a
:: Genre :: lewoz, wake game/story-song
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Albert, Prince [vocal]
Callisc, Lard [vocal]
Ferguston, Alpha [vocal]
Gerard, Jones [vocal]
Herelle, Benton [vocal]
Herelle, Dickson [vocal]
Jobier, Maford [vocal]
Launes, Joseph [vocal]
Modest, McNeil [vocal]
:: Setting :: Unspecified
:: Location :: Anse la Raye (None), Anse la Raye (St. Lucia)
:: Language :: Saint Lucian Creole French
:: Culture :: Caribbean, Saint Lucian, Afro-Caribbean
:: Session :: Anse La Raye I 7/62
:: Date :: 7/18/1962
:: Reference Information :: T1168.0, Track 12 (00:01:08)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - This session features performances by members of a La Rose (lewz) society performing La Rose songs, a group of men performing wake and work songs, and two women performing lullabies. [Source: Recordings and Field Log]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Before the story begins, Alan Lomax attempts to discuss the text of the preceding song ?Marie Galante? with one of the performers (probably Alpha Ferguston). During the storytelling, note the series of calls and responses between the speaker and the audience. [Source: Editor]
:: Collection :: Caribbean 1962

 

 

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