:: Title :: Dèdé, Mama, Dèdé Mwen
:: Genre :: bélè
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Elias, May [vocal]
Gervais, Jim [vocal, vocal]
Gervais, Richard [vocal]
James, Frederick [vocal]
Unidentified [drum (drums), triangle, vocal]
:: Group Name :: Bélè group
:: Setting :: Unspecified
:: Location :: Scotts Head (None), Saint Mark (Dominica)
:: Language :: Dominican Creole French
:: Culture :: Caribbean, Dominica, Afro-Caribbean
:: Session :: Scotts Head 6/62
:: Date :: 6/24/1962
:: Reference Information :: T1127.0, Track 6 (00:03:01)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - This session features a number of small group performances. Genres include work songs, ballads, and bélès. Some of the recordings can be found on Caribbean Voyage: Dominica (Rounder 1724). [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Alternating solo and call-and-response singing between lead singer(s) and chorus. [Source: Editor]
:: Collection :: Caribbean 1962

 

 

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