:: Title :: O Bele
:: Genre :: bélè, mouth music, wake song
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Abraham, Matthew [vocal]
Canovil, Amil [vocal]
Canovil, Haniel [vocal]
Canovil, Sevil [vocal]
George, Cyril [vocal]
Laurence, Elvanan [vocal]
Look, Delena [vocal]
Noble, John [vocal]
Wrench, Altima [vocal]
:: Group Name :: Wake Group
:: Setting :: Unspecified
:: Location :: Mahaut (None), Saint Paul (Dominica)
:: Language :: Dominican Creole French
:: Culture :: Caribbean, Dominica, Afro-Caribbean
:: Session :: Mahaut II 6/62
:: Date :: 6/23/1962
:: Reference Information :: T1125.0, Track 5 (00:02:15)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - This session features songs and song stories (kont) that typically accompany a wake. Styles / genres include bélè (also bèlè), hymns, and work songs, as well as a number of interviews. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Antiphonal singing between the lead singers and the chorus. Handclapping (and perhaps the use of qua qua) and mizik djel (mouth music) throughout. [Source: Editor]
:: Collection :: Caribbean 1962

 

 

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