Joropo

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Material Information

Title:
Joropo
Physical Description:
Audio
Creator:
SB
Editor
SB
Field Log
SB
Recording
Noriega, Visto ( Performer )
Salina, Victor ( Performer )
Herminez, Paul ( Performer )
Pereira, Lawrence ( Performer )
Dolabaille, Segundo ( Performer )
Publication Date:

Subjects

Genre:
dance tune
joropo
Spatial Coverage:
Trinidad and Tobago -- Tunapuna-Piarco -- Trinidad -- Lopinot

Notes

General Note:
Trinidad, Afro-Trinidadian, Spanish-Venezuelan-Trinidadian
General Note:
Home of Segundo Dolabaille
General Note:
Lopinot 4/62
General Note:
T
General Note:
Caribbean 1962
General Note:
This session took place at the home of bandleader, singer, and cuartero Segundo Dolabaille (also Pedro Segundo Dolabaille). The performances involve a number of music and dance genres, including galerón (Venezuelan dance music), aguinaldo (Latin American folk Christmas music), Warrap, and children’s songs. The instrumentation consists of maracas, guitar(s), and cuatro (small Venezuelan guitar), except in the children’s songs, which are performed a cappella or with single-note guitar accompaniment. Both the song texts and the interviews with the performers are in Spanish and/or English.
General Note:
Alan Lomax: “The songs were recorded at the home of Segundo Dolabaille at Lopinot between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m. The musicians also took part in the singing. The songs are mostly galeron, aguinaldo, warrap – songs used by the Spanish folk for parangs and seranades on holidays, and Saturday night parties. The song session was casual and was organised in the usual customary way, i.e., one musician begins to sing and to play the cuatro, his neighbours joining him to drink liquor and assist in the singing without any formal invitation so to do.”
General Note:
The melody is performed by two male singers in an alternating fashion. After this performance, Segundo Dolabaille provides a general description of the text and context of this tune (T1056.2).
General Note:
guitar (acoustic)
General Note:
vocal
General Note:
maracas
General Note:
cuatro

Record Information

Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
1056.0
System ID:
CA90000257:00001