Interview with Eugenie Carter about jollification (II)

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Title:
Interview with Eugenie Carter about jollification (II)
Physical Description:
Audio
Creator:
SB
Recordings and Field Log
EH
unknown
Carter, Eugenie ( Performer )
Lomax, Alan ( Performer )
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Subjects

Genre:
interview
spoken
Spatial Coverage:
Anguilla -- None -- North Side -- The Valley (North Side)

Notes

General Note:
Caribbean, Anguilla, Afro-Caribbean
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Unspecified
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The Valley III 7/62
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T
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Caribbean 1962
General Note:
This session features a number of performance styles: work songs sung during jollification events, toasts, rhymes, and game songs.
General Note:
Lomax asks about the custom of having a jollification, in which a group of people related and unrelated would come to help with work. "You don't pay them but you have to treat them well, cook plenty of food, kill a goat." They seldom happen now because "people don't want to do it." Formerlly, they lasted several days and there would be a party at night and dancing accompanied by a tambourine. The jollification would go round the neighborhood helping people. It was a very old custom. 'My father is ninety years old and it was an old custom when he was young,' says Carter. The work would involve cutting brush, hoeing, planting peas, cover yams.
General Note:
vocal

Record Information

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All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
1141.0
System ID:
CA90001038:00001