INTERNATIONAL PRESENTA'ION NO.* 4
(1) BARBADOS QUAVERS: For 20 years the Barbados Quavers have been
singing Barbadian Folk songs and sp.-rituals. Their baritone,
Rudolph Hinds, was the first West Indian to sing in the Boston
Symphony Orchestra. They sing Jin Jin, Tuk, John Billy Mama,
River Vine, King Ja Ja, Pack She Back to She Ma, Murder in de
Market, Cock Fight, Cocoa Tea, Nora Darling, Over Jordan, Home
(2) ALFRED PRAGNELL presents selections from Timothy Callender's
"The Boy Friend" and "I done going to parties". He also reads
from Jeannette Layne's "A Telephone Conversation" and "Tea for
Two". Mr. Pragnell was named television personality for the
year 1971 and was awarded the MBE in the New Year's Honours,
1972 for his contribution to culture in Barbados.
(5) MISS LOU REVIEWS Louise Bennett appears with Monologues and
folk songs of Jamaica.
(4) JAVANLESE DANCERS present Kuda Kumping, Gambyong, Gatutkatja-
Sekipu, and Ekaprawira.
(a) PDAflPING: This is a refinement of the well-known
Djaran Kepang, a very popular performance in Surinam,
performed by several men riding on Djaran Kepang
(plated horses). After a certain time, some of them
fall in a trance and greedily eat grass and paddy
fruits as if they were'horses.
(b) GAMKBYOG: This is a dance of ladies, who after finish-
ing their chores begin to dress and to make up before
doing exercises to ma-4ntain their figures.
(c) GUTUTTATJA-SEKIPU: This dance depicts the fight between
Raden Gatutkatja, a warrior of Pandhawa, and Patih
Sekipu from a well known Indian epic.
(d) EI&AIRA: Shows how the masters use the sword and
the Rnla and how a warrior trains himself during peace
time to maintain his physical and mental condition.
(5) CUBA ORCHESTRA ARAQON:
DAfNCE SEQUENCES: depicting the world of the Gods -
the awakening the simple life.