Haitian Avalo (I)

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Material Information

Title:
Haitian Avalo (I)
Physical Description:
Audio
Creator:
SB
Editor
SB
Field Log
SB
Recording
Stewart, Elma ( Performer )
Carton, Francis ( Performer )
Emmanuel, Sam ( Performer )
John, Thomas ( Performer )
Publication Date:

Subjects

Genre:
religious song
dance tune
shango
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
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Port-of-Spain II 4/62
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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:
Drum ensemble performing in a fast 6/8 rhythm. Lead voice can be heard faintly in the background.
General Note:
vocal
General Note:
cutter drum
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boula drum
General Note:
fuller drum

Record Information

Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
1058.0
System ID:
CA90000276:00001