:: Title :: Go To Dark Gethsemane
:: Genre :: hymn, religious song
:: 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]
Unidentified [bell (bells), clapping]
:: 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 7 (00:04:31)
:: 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 - Hymn sung by the congregation accompanied on organ (harmonium?). The performance style is characterized by dense heterophony and parallel harmonies. Handclapping and intermittent bell ringing throughout. Note the steady increase and eventual decrease in intensity. [Source: Recording]
:: Collection :: Caribbean 1962



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