The Animal Language

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Material Information

Title:
The Animal Language
Physical Description:
Audio
Creator:
SB
Recordings and Field Log
SB
Recording
SB
Field Log
Bartholomew, Bethel ( Performer )
Publication Date:

Subjects

Genre:
story
animal imitation
Spatial Coverage:
Trinidad and Tobago -- Sangre-Grande -- Trinidad -- Toco

Notes

General Note:
Caribbean, Trinidad, Afro-Trinidadian
General Note:
Unspecified
General Note:
Toco II 5/62
General Note:
T
General Note:
Caribbean 1962
General Note:
This session features a number of spoken and musical performance styles, including cantefables (spoken and sung stories), bongo (music and dance accompanying a wake-house ritual), shango (music and dance honoring the orisa deity of fire), and work songs. All of the songs are performed solo. The performances are either a cappella or the singers accompany themselves with handclapping, tapping, and foot stomping.
General Note:
A playful anthropomorphic anecdote that juxtaposes animal sounds and characteristics with those of their human counterparts.
General Note:
Cephus Louis: Power Street, Toco, Trinidad; has been a member of local folk dance gp. – studied, collected dance dunes in area; heard J. D. Elder lecture and wanted to take folk music course by correspondence; has traveled around and learned songes from old people, but most songs come from his Tobago mother.
General Note:
vocal

Record Information

Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
1084.0
System ID:
CA90000383:00001