Sunshine

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Material Information

Title:
Sunshine
Physical Description:
Audio
Creator:
SB
Field Log
SB
Field Log
Unidentified ( Performer )
Publication Date:

Subjects

Genre:
calypso
Spatial Coverage:
Trinidad and Tobago -- Port-of-Spain -- Trinidad -- Port-of-Spain

Notes

General Note:
Caribbean, Trinidad, Afro-Trinidadian
General Note:
Night spot for American sailors
General Note:
Port-of-Spain I 4/62
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T
General Note:
Caribbean 1962
General Note:
This session consists of a single recording. The field log indicates the recording is “very poor” in quality and provides the following contextual information: “night spot – U.S.A. sailors” —suggesting a locale frequented by American sailors (Field log). The musical genre is a calypso and instrumentation is a steelband — i.e., an ensemble of tuned idiophones or “pans” made from metal oil drums. Calypso, as a Trinidadian rhythmical instrumental genre, is often associated with steelbands and carnival. With regard to the history of the steelband, musicologist Lorna McDaniel writes: “No single inventor of the steelband has been ascertained, but the slum environment of Port of Spain, Trinidad, is considered its place of maturation. Its primary nurturers are young African Trinidadian Males… By the 1950s, with the support of governmental offices and the sponsorship of Trinidadian industries, pan had begun to be recognized, legitimized, and embraced by all communities and classes.” (Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, Vol. 2, 1998:962)
General Note:
Session consists of a single recording. The field log indicates the recording is “very poor” in quality and provides the following contextual information: “night spot – U.S.A. sailors”— suggesting a locale frequented by American sailors (Field Log). The musical genre is a calypso, and instrumentation is a steelband — i.e., an ensemble of tuned idiophones or “pans” made from metal oil drums. Calypso, as a Trinidadian rhythmical instrumental genre, is often associated with steelbands and carnival.
General Note:
steel drum
General Note:
Steel band

Record Information

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Resource Identifier:
1054.0
System ID:
CA90000250:00001