:: Title :: Anancy-o, Sari Baba (with interview and Lomax commentary)
:: Genre :: Big Drum dance, nation dance
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Adams, Ferguson (Sugar Tamarind) [cutter drum]
Aikens, Daniel [boula drum]
Andrew, Pashin [vocal]
Bristol, Charles [vocal]
Fortune, May [vocal]
James, Mannie [vocal]
John, Caddy Lazarus [boula drum]
John, Glassin [vocal]
Joseph, Jemina [vocal]
Joseph, Jennifer [vocal]
Joseph, Maximum [vocal]
Joseph, Newton [vocal]
Joseph, Willie [vocal]
Lazarus, Beatrice [vocal]
Lazarus, Tida [vocal]
Lomax, Alan [vocal]
Russel, John [vocal]
Unidentified [vocal]
Unidentified man [vocal]
:: Group Name :: Big Drum group
:: Setting :: Tombstone feast
:: Location :: L'Esterre (None), Carriacou (Grenada)
:: Language :: Carriacou Creole French
:: Culture :: Grenadines, Carriacou, Afro-Caribbean
:: Session :: L'Esterre 8/62
:: Date :: 8/1/1962
:: Reference Information :: T1199.0, Track 3 (00:03:20)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - A tombstone feast hosted by Jennifer and Newton Joseph, both identified as performers for these recordings. Performances feature a Big Drum group performing traditional repertoire, which continues on the subsequent session. In his field log, Alan Lomax names a number of individuals who participated in this session and, unless otherwise specified by Lomax, they are all listed as "possible" performers. This session is documented in considerable detail in Caribbean Voyage: Tombstone Feast (Rounder 1727). Some of the recordings can also be found on Caribbean Voyage: Carriacou Calaloo (Rounder 1722). [Source: Recordings and Field Log]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Call-and-response between the lead singer and chorus. As the performance progresses, Alan Lomax describes the ritual proceedings. [Source: Recording]
:: Collection :: Caribbean 1962

 

 

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