:: Title :: Mois De L' Amou' (with introduction and concluding speech)
:: Genre :: ballad, commentary, spoken
:: 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 5 (00:04:11)
:: 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 - Track begins with a brief introduction. Performance includes solo singing with some ad lib and humming by chorus members. Performance followed by formal concluding speech. [Source: Editor]
:: Collection :: Caribbean 1962

 

 

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