Good Night Ladies / Bongo-lo

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Material Information

Title:
Good Night Ladies / Bongo-lo
Physical Description:
Audio
Creator:
SB
Recordings and Field Log
SB
Recording
Bartholomew, Bethel ( Performer )
Publication Date:

Subjects

Genre:
story song
bongo
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:
Singing that accompanies a bongo or wake-house ritual. Hand tapping and / or foot stomping provide subtle rhythmic accompaniment, and the singer performs both the chorus and lead parts in this uncharacteristic solo setting. Throughout the recording the performer provides descriptions and accounts of the performance context.
General Note:
vocal

Record Information

Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
1084.0
System ID:
CA90000385:00001