:: Title :: Joy-ce-la-la Mahabir
:: Genre :: bongo, wake song
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Balfour, Cyril [vocal]
Carey, Julian [vocal]
Charles, Paul [vocal]
Hammond, R. R. [vocal]
Jemmot, C. [vocal]
Noel, Cheery [vocal]
Smith, Cyrus [vocal]
Vidale, Alston [vocal]
:: Group Name :: Wake Group
:: Setting :: Club house, Covigne Road
:: Location :: Diego Martin (None), Trinidad (Trinidad and Tobago)
:: Language :: Trinidadian Creole French
:: Culture :: Caribbean, Trinidad, Afro-Trinidadian
:: Session :: Diego Martin I 4/62
:: Date :: 4/25/1962
:: Reference Information :: T1052.0, Track 2 (00:03:13)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - This session features the music that accompanies a bongo or ?wake-house ritual.? [Source: Editor]
2 - Alan Lomax: "Bongo songs are sung for accompanying the bongo dance at a wake. The only instruments of music used are the 'croix-croix' [qua qua] - two pieces of bamboo stick about 18" long struck against each other in a cross-wise direction. There is also hand-clapping done by members of the group who are not dancing. The recording was made at Covigne Road in a Club House and lasted from around 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. next day." [Source: Field Log]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Performance includes leader-chorus alternation, qua qua (bamboo sticks), and handclapping. [Source: Editor]
:: Collection :: Caribbean 1962

 

 

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