Meringue

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Material Information

Title:
Meringue
Physical Description:
Audio
Creator:
SB
Field Log
SB
Editor
SB
Recording
Salina, John ( Performer )
Mora, Andre ( Performer )
Reyes, Cyprian ( Performer )
Salina, Victor ( Performer )
Reyes, Christopher ( Performer )
Medina, James ( Performer )
Gomez, Sotario ( Performer )
Dolabaille, Segundo ( Performer )
Publication Date:

Subjects

Genre:
dance tune
merengue
Spatial Coverage:
Trinidad and Tobago -- Tunapuna-Piarco -- Trinidad -- Lopinot

Notes

General Note:
Trinidad, Afro-Trinidadian, Spanish-Venezuelan-Trinidadian
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Home of Sotario Gomez
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Lopinot 5/62
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Caribbean 1962
General Note:
Alan Lomax: "R0ecording was made at the home of Sotario Gomez, the outstanding expert in Spanish music in Lopinot. He is the leader of a group of players who usually travel to the surrounding villages to play for country dances and wakes (cross-wake). The songs sung are those connected with the glorification or praise of the Holy Mother and are sung in decimas or ten-line stanzas in turns by each of two contestants who compete in song supported by cuatro, bandol and marac sic."
General Note:
The performances involve a number of music and dance genres, including joropo, galerón (Venezuelan dance music genres), and castilian. Instrumentation is maracas, guitar, cuatro (small Venezuelan guitar), and violin. Sung texts are in Spanish.
General Note:
The melody is played on the violin and strong rhythmic and harmonic support is provided by the cuatro.
General Note:
vocal
General Note:
guitar
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bass (cello)
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maracas
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violin
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cuatro

Record Information

Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
1079.0
System ID:
CA90000452:00001