Drums: Piquet

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Material Information

Title:
Drums: Piquet
Physical Description:
Audio
Creator:
SB
Recordings and Field Log
SB
Recording and Field Log
Julian, George ( Performer )
Noel, Joseph ( Performer )
Matthew, Alexander ( Performer )
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Subjects

Genre:
dance tune
piquet
Spatial Coverage:
Trinidad and Tobago -- Rio Claro-Mayaro -- Trinidad -- Radix Village

Notes

General Note:
Caribbean, Trinidad, Afro-Trinidadian
General Note:
Unspecified
General Note:
Radix Village 5/62
General Note:
T
General Note:
Caribbean 1962
General Note:
This session features performances by a bélè group led by Mickey Bentic (president). The bélè (or belair) is a creole drum dance that contributed to the development of the calypso. This dance stems from the secular traditions of the French Windwards, namely Guadeloupe, Martinique, and Carriacou. Almost all of the performances are accompanied by a three-drum ensemble, which consists of two fuller drums (supporting drums also called bula or foulé) and a cutter drum (lead drum), as well as a chac-chac (gourd rattle).
General Note:
Three-drum ensemble performing the rhythmic accompaniment to a dance style, which Alan Lomax calls a “piquet” (Field Log).
General Note:
fuller drum
General Note:
cutter drum
General Note:
Bélè group

Record Information

Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
1074.0
System ID:
CA90000290:00001