:: Title :: Aunty Nanny Thread The Needle (II)
:: Genre :: children's song, game song, ring play
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Lomax, Alan [vocal]
Unidentified children [vocal]
Wilkens, Anita [vocal]
:: Group Name :: Children's Group
:: Setting :: Unspecified
:: Location :: Brick Kiln Village (Saint James Windward), Nevis (St. Kitts and Nevis)
:: Language :: English
:: Culture :: Caribbean, Nevis, Afro-Caribbean
:: Session :: Brick Kiln Village 7/62
:: Date :: 7/10/1962
:: Reference Information :: T1154.0, Track 4 (00:02:13)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - This session features three different groups and a variety of performance styles. It begins with a fife and drum group performing instrumental tunes, followed by a group of children performing game songs, and concluds with a group of four women singing game songs and ballads. Anita Wilkens, the leader of the children?s group, was fourteen years old at the time (field log). Some of the recordings can be found on Caribbean Voyage: Brown Girl In the Ring (Rounder 1716) and Caribbean Voyage: Nevis and St. Kitts (Rounder 1731). [Source: Recordings and Field Log]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Performance begins with a spoken introduction by two children followed by unison singing performed by all. [Source: Recording]
:: Collection :: Caribbean 1962

 

 

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