:: Title :: Prayer (I)
:: Genre :: prayer, religious speech, spoken
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Baptist, Bennnette [vocal]
Cowan, Florence [vocal]
Cowan, Reverend Olsie [vocal]
Jacobs, Sister [vocal]
Joshua, Medford [vocal]
Joshua, Percival [vocal]
Matisse, Adris [vocal]
McSween, Mary [vocal]
Paul, Elena [vocal]
Smith, Emelda [vocal]
Smith, John D. [vocal]
:: Group Name :: Shouter Spiritual Baptists
:: Setting :: Unspecified
:: Location :: Syne Village (Penal-Debe), Trinidad (Trinidad and Tobago)
:: Language :: English
:: Culture :: Caribbean, Trinidad, Afro-Trinidadian
:: Session :: Syne Village 5/62
:: Date :: 5/6/1962
:: Reference Information :: T1073.0, Track 2 (00:06:10)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - This session features both music and ritual performances by a congregation of Spiritual Baptists (or ?Shouters?). Spiritual Baptists form a religious sect whose musical system integrates Roman Catholic rituals and a number of disparate vocal styles, such as Yoruba songs, American spirituals, and Anglican hymns. [Source: Recordings and Field Notes]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Prayer led by Rev. Olsie Cowan. Congregation hums and sings in the background. Intermittent clapping throughout. [Source: Recording]
:: Collection :: Caribbean 1962

 

 

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