Interview with a performer about Myra Gal Where You Bin Last Night

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Title:
Interview with a performer about Myra Gal Where You Bin Last Night
Physical Description:
Audio
Creator:
SB
Editor
SB
Field Log
Unidentified man ( Performer )
Lomax, Alan ( Performer )
Publication Date:

Subjects

Genre:
interview
spoken
Spatial Coverage:
Trinidad and Tobago -- Port-of-Spain -- Trinidad -- Port-of-Spain

Notes

General Note:
Caribbean, Trinidad, Afro-Trinidadian
General Note:
Unidentified hall, Upper Laventille
General Note:
Port-of-Spain II 4/62
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T
General Note:
Caribbean 1962
General Note:
Performances involve a number of music and dance styles, including shango (music and dance honoring the orisa deity of fire) and kalenda (Trinidadian dance modeled on the movements of a martial art, accompanied by drumming and song). All of the performances are accompanied by a three-drum ensemble and generally employ an alternating chorus-leader singing style.
General Note:
Alan Lomax: "The tunes listed above were sung by members of the Upper Laventille Youth Movement and arrangements for them to be recorded were made by the adults sic organizer – Mrs. L. Mulrain who provided the electricity and the hall in which the recording was done. The recording began at 9.45 p.m." Francis Carton was very versatile both as a drummer (cutter) and as a singer of the Shango songs. Sam Emmanuel is an experienced drummer who has drummed for broadcasting over radio stations in Trinidad."
General Note:
vocal

Record Information

Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
1058.0
System ID:
CA90000275:00001