:: Title :: Israel-o
:: Genre :: drinking song
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Ferguston, Alpha [vocal]
Unidentified [clapping, 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 II 7/62
:: Date :: 7/25/1962
:: Reference Information :: T1184.0, Track 1 (00:06:12)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - This session features different groups of singers performing drinking songs (chanté abwè), game songs, and work songs. Some of the game songs can be heard on Caribbean Voyage: Brown Girl in the Ring (Rounder CD 1716). [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - This performance alternates between spoken sections (which involve a series of calls and responses between the speaker and audience), ballad singing (featuring alternating solo and chorus sections) and an upbeat rhythmic performance style (featuring call-and-response singing and hand clapping. Alan Lomax identified this performance as a chanté abwè or drinking song(s) [field log]. [Source: Editor]
:: Collection :: Caribbean 1962

 

 

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