:: Title :: Cross wake song
:: Genre :: wake game/story-song
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Codallo, Alfred [maracas]
Guerra, Lucius [cuatro]
Mondesir, Brierley [bass (cello)]
Moses, Vivian [violin]
:: Group Name :: String band
:: Setting :: Home of the director of the Folksong Recording Project
:: Location :: Santa Cruz (San Juan-Laventille), Trinidad (Trinidad and Tobago)
:: Language :: Spanish
:: Culture :: Trinidad, Afro-Trinidadian, Spanish-Venezuelan-Trinidadian
:: Session :: Santa Cruz 5/62
:: Date :: 5/7/1962
:: Reference Information :: T1095.0, Track 3 (00:02:59)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - This session features performances by a group of musicians performing traditional Spanish-Trinidadian repertoire, including paseos and calypsos. Of this group, Alan Lomax writes ?[they are] the most outstanding in Trinidad for authentic Spanish-type music? (field log). In many of the performances, the melody is played on the violin and flute ? for the most part in unison ? while the cuatro provides strong rhythmic support throughout. [Source: Recordings and Field Log]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Solo voice (vocalist unspecified) and band. Note alternating chorus-verse sections between the voice and the violin. [Source: Recording]
:: Collection :: Caribbean 1962

 

 

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