The Boy And The Mouth Organ

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Material Information

Title:
The Boy And The Mouth Organ
Physical Description:
Audio
Creator:
SB
Recordings and Field Log
SB
Recording and Field Log
Bartholomew, Bethel ( Performer )
Publication Date:

Subjects

Genre:
story song
cantefable
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:
Story narrated and sung by Bethel Bartholomew. Throughout the narrative Bartholomew sings songs and accompanies himself with hand tapping and/or foot stomping. Alan Lomax calls this performance style “cantefable” and notes that the story is about a “boy who tricks the devil’s wife” (Field Log). Alan Lomax can be heard asking questions before and after the story.
General Note:
vocal

Record Information

Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
1072.0
System ID:
CA90000391:00001