:: Title :: Oi-yo, Temne, Cumani
:: Genre :: Big Drum dance, nation dance
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Adams, Ferguson (Sugar Tamarind) [cutter drum]
Aikens, Daniel [boula drum]
Andrew, Pashin [vocal]
Bristol, Charles [vocal]
Fortune, May [vocal]
James, Mannie [vocal]
John, Caddy Lazarus [boula drum]
John, Glassin [vocal]
Joseph, Jemina [vocal]
Joseph, Jennifer [vocal]
Joseph, Maximum [vocal]
Joseph, Newton [vocal]
Joseph, Willie [vocal]
Lazarus, Beatrice [vocal]
Lazarus, Tida [vocal]
Russel, John [vocal]
Unidentified [chac chac]
:: Group Name :: Big Drum group
:: Setting :: Tombstone feast
:: Location :: L'Esterre (None), Carriacou (Grenada)
:: Language :: Carriacou Creole French
:: Culture :: Grenadines, Carriacou, Afro-Caribbean
:: Session :: L'Esterre 8/62
:: Date :: 8/1/1962
:: Reference Information :: T1200.0, Track 10 (00:02:23)
:: 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 - Call-and-response between the lead singer and chorus. Poor recording quality toward the end of the recording. [Source: Recording]
:: Collection :: Caribbean 1962

 

 

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