:: Title :: Le Pwezon Didan La Me
:: Genre :: cantique, hymn
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Bristol, Charles [vocal]
Unidentified men [vocal]
:: Group Name :: Wake Group
:: Setting :: A wake
:: Location :: L'Esterre (None), Carriacou (Grenada)
:: Language :: Carriacou Creole French
:: Culture :: Grenadines, Carriacou, Afro-Caribbean
:: Session :: L'Esterre 7/62
:: Date :: 7/30/1962
:: Reference Information :: T1193.0, Track 6 (00:02:16)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - Alan Lomax`s field log lists the age and profession of the performers as follows: Charlie [Charles] Bristol ? 57, seaman Newton Joseph ? 51, laborer Sidney Joseph ? 37, sailor Sonnel Allert ? 32, seaman Gorine Joseph ? 51, laborer Willie Alexander ? 80, sailor Canute Harris ? 34, shipwright Lenus George ? 16, student Matteson Joseph ? 42, shipwright Avoide Sylvester ? 32, laborer Conrad Joseph ? 43, fisherman Clyde Anjou ? 50, laborer Kingston Joseph ? 39, sailor [Source: Field Log]
2 - The performances on this session are part of a wake. They include chanteys (sailor songs) cantiques, and quadrilles. In his field log, Alan Lomax names a number of individuals who participated in this session, and unless otherwise specified they are all listed as "possible" performers. Many of the recordings can be heard on Caribbean Voyage: Saraca (Rounder 11661-1726-2) and Caribbean Voyage: Carriacou Calaloo (Rounder 11661-1722-2). [Source: Field Log]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Chorus singing in parallel harmony. Call-and-response between the lead singer and chorus. [Source: Recording]
:: Collection :: Caribbean 1962

 

 

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