Introduction of Gramerci A La Reine-o

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Material Information

Title:
Introduction of Gramerci A La Reine-o
Physical Description:
Audio
Creator:
SB
Editor
SB
Field Log
SB
Recording
Unidentified man ( Performer )
Publication Date:

Subjects

Genre:
spoken
commentary
Spatial Coverage:
Trinidad and Tobago -- Sangre-Grande -- Trinidad -- Toco

Notes

General Note:
Caribbean, Trinidad, Afro-Trinidadian
General Note:
Unspecified
General Note:
Toco I 5/62
General Note:
T
General Note:
Caribbean 1962
General Note:
This session features performances of music and singing that accompanies a reel -- a dance performance tradition derived from Scotland and used as a means for ancestral veneration and contact. Many of the recordings feature one of several possible instrumental configurations for this genre as well as several solo, a cappella performances. The leader R0idley Davis is probably the singer in all the performances. Also included in this session are two stories narrated by Joseph Daniel (see tape 1071, track 3; and tape 1072, tracks 1 and 2).
General Note:
Alan Lomax: "The recording of the tunes listed above was made at The Mission, Toco between 8 p.m. and 12 midnight. There is a close resemblance between the songs recorded and the Tobago reel-dance tunes recorded by Andrew Pearse in that island in 1951."
General Note:
Introduction of the song “Gramerci a la reine-o” by one of the performers—probably Ridley Davis.
General Note:
vocal

Record Information

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All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
1070.0
System ID:
CA90000435:00001