:: Title :: Interview with May Fortune about Hausa Wele
:: Genre :: interview, spoken
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Fortune, May [vocal]
Lomax, Alan [vocal]
:: Group Name :: Big Drum group
:: Setting :: Tombstone feast
:: Location :: L'Esterre (None), Carriacou (Grenada)
:: Language :: English
:: Culture :: Grenadines, Carriacou, Afro-Caribbean
:: Session :: L'Esterre 8/62
:: Date :: 8/1/1962
:: Reference Information :: T1200.0, Track 8 (00:00:41)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - A tombstone feast hosted by Jennifer and Newton Joseph, both identified as performers for these recordings. Performances feature a Big Drum group performing traditional repertoire, which continues on the subsequent session. In his field log, Alan Lomax names a number of individuals who participated in this session and, unless otherwise specified by Lomax, they are all listed as "possible" performers. This session is documented in considerable detail in Caribbean Voyage: Tombstone Feast (Rounder 1727). Some of the recordings can also be found on Caribbean Voyage: Carriacou Calaloo (Rounder 1722). [Source: Recordings and Field Log]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - During this interview Alan Lomax observes that of all the singers May Fortune (i.e., ?Mrs. Adams?) is the most effective in facilitating the arrival of the Dead (i.e., ?parents?). [Source: Recording]
:: Collection :: Caribbean 1962



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