:: Title :: Belle Mere-o (I)
:: Genre :: bélè
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Abraham, Miranda [vocal]
Andrew, Magdelin [vocal]
Boulou, Lourna [vocal]
Carbon, Lawrence [drum (drums)]
Carbon, Sonia [vocal]
Edward, Violet [vocal]
George, Cecil [drum (drums)]
George, Desima [vocal]
Honorie, Famie [vocal]
Honorie, Liza [vocal]
Laville, Octavia [vocal]
Paul, Joseph [drum (drums)]
:: Group Name :: Bélè group
:: Setting :: Unspecified
:: Location :: Woodford Hill (None), Saint Andrew (Dominica)
:: Language :: Dominican Creole French
:: Culture :: Caribbean, Dominica, Afro-Caribbean
:: Session :: Woodford Hill 6/62
:: Date :: 6/27/1962
:: Reference Information :: T1138.0, Track 7 (00:04:54)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - This session features a variety of groups and performance styles. It begins with a group performing songs and game songs that would typically be sung during a wake, followed by a work group gang, a bélè (also bélé) group, and a steel band. The session concludes with two performances of children?s songs and lullabies. Some of the recordings can be found on Caribbean Voyage: Dominica (Rounder 1724). [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Alternating solo voice and call-and-response sections. [Source: Editor]
:: Collection :: Caribbean 1962

 

 

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