Commentary by Alan Lomax on the Big Drum

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Material Information

Title:
Commentary by Alan Lomax on the Big Drum
Physical Description:
Audio
Creator:
SB
Recordings and Field Log
SB
Editor
Fortune, May ( Performer )
Lomax, Alan ( Performer )
Publication Date:

Subjects

Genre:
spoken
talk/ambience
Spatial Coverage:
Grenada -- None -- Carriacou -- L'Esterre

Notes

General Note:
Grenadines, Carriacou, Afro-Caribbean
General Note:
Tombstone feast
General Note:
L'Esterre 8/62
General Note:
T
General Note:
Caribbean 1962
General Note:
A tombstone feast hosted by Jennifer and Newton Joseph, both identified as performers for these recordings. Performances feature a Big Drum group performing traditional repertoire, which continues on the subsequent session. In his field log, Alan Lomax names a number of individuals who participated in this session and, unless otherwise specified by Lomax, they are all listed as "possible" performers. This session is documented in considerable detail in Caribbean Voyage: Tombstone Feast (R0ounder 1727). Some of the recordings can also be found on Caribbean Voyage: Carriacou Calaloo (R0ounder 1722).
General Note:
Loamx offers commentary on the Big Drum dance, and is offered brandy by a participant.
General Note:
vocal
General Note:
Big Drum group

Record Information

Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
1199.0
System ID:
CA90001872:00001