:: Title :: Papa John
:: Genre :: game song
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Alexander, Daniel [vocal]
Hille, George [boula drum]
Mitchell, Ralph [coupé drum]
Unidentified [vocal]
:: Setting :: A meadow
:: Location :: Petit Bacaye (Saint Andrew), None (Grenada)
:: Language :: Grenadian Creole English
:: Culture :: Grenadines, Grenada, Afro-Caribbean
:: Session :: Petit Bacaye 8/62
:: Date :: 8/6/1962
:: Reference Information :: T1218.0, Track 8 (00:03:01)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - This session features a singing/drumming group performing songs and dances that accompany a game called the ?chicken game." It is described at various points by Antoinette Lomax and the performers. All of the performances feature call-and-response singing (usually between a lead singer and chorus) and often shouts of encouragement and/or taunts can be heard in the background directed at the blindfolded individual who is the focus of the chicken game. The first performance can be heard on Caribbean Voyage: Grenada (Rounder CD 1728). [Source: Recordings and Field Log]
:: Collection :: Caribbean 1962

 

 

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