:: Title :: Mwen-chélé-o-bwa
:: Genre :: boula, wake song
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Andrew, Hubert [vocal]
Andrew, Magdelin [vocal]
Bartholomew, Renada [vocal]
Benjamin, Volnie [vocal]
Bontiffe, Clarsen [vocal]
Carbon, Grin [conch shell]
Carbon, John [vocal]
Carbon, Joseph [vocal]
Henderson, Frank [vocal]
Jones, Isadore [vocal]
Lawrence, Joseph [vocal]
Mondesire, David [vocal]
:: Group Name :: Wake Game 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 :: T1137.0, Track 3 (00:03:22)
:: 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. Handclapping and bouladjèl (?mouth drumming?) throughout. [Source: Editor]
:: Collection :: Caribbean 1962

 

 

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