:: Title :: Maiwaz-o
:: Genre :: Big Drum dance, Creole dance
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Adams, Ferguson (Sugar Tamarind) [cutter drum]
Aikens, Daniel [boula drum]
Clement, Larena [vocal]
Fortune, May [vocal]
James, Mannie [vocal]
John, Caddy Lazarus [boula drum]
Joseph, Jemina [vocal]
Lazarus, Beatrice [vocal]
Lazarus, Tida [vocal]
Mrs. Silvisa [vocal]
Noel, Matilda [vocal]
Unidentified [chac chac]
:: Group Name :: Big Drum group
:: Setting :: Unspecified
:: Location :: Bellevue South (None), Carriacou (Grenada)
:: Language :: Carriacou Creole French
:: Culture :: Grenadines, Carriacou, Afro-Caribbean
:: Session :: Bellevue 7/62
:: Date :: 7/30/1962
:: Reference Information :: T1195.0, Track 1 (00:03:56)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - This session features a Big Drum group performing a number of dance songs, as well as game songs and lullabies. Alan Lomax's field long names a number of individuals who participated in this session and unless otherwise specified they are all listed as "possible" performers. Many of the recordings can be heard on Caribbean Voyage: Saraca (Rounder 1726) and Caribbean Voyage: Carriacou Calaloo (Rounder 1722). [Source: Recordings and Field Log]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Call-and-response between the lead singer and (six women) chorus. The lead singer is probably playing the chac chac. Performance concludes with a drum feature/solo. [Source: Recording]
:: Collection :: Caribbean 1962



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