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The Big Drum and Other Ritual and Social Music of Carriacou (1980)  CD

The Big Drum and Other Ritual and Social Music of Carriacou (1980) CD

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"This item is part of the Folkways archives.  The original liner notes from the LP are included."

Donald R. Hill overviews the musical scene of the island of Carriacou in the Grenadines, tracing the series of cultural roots branching out to West Africa, Europe, the Mediterranean, the greater Caribbean and, even, North America. Representing the West African lineage, the Big Drum Dance is one of the most significant musical rituals on the island, which is prepared for special festivals such as marriage ceremonies, tombstone raisings, fishing boat launchings and in the case of ill-health or ill-fortune. Meanwhile, carnival calypsos carry their distinctively Caribbean flavor, Christmas serenades include favorite European hymns like Joy to the World, and the use of the ballad and quadrille genres reveal specifically British and French presences, respectively.

Tracks
1. Cromanti Cudjoe - Beg Pardon Big Drum Song - 3:23    
2. Ibo and Dem - Nation Big Drum Song - 1:35    
3. Ju Belle - Juba Big Drum Song - 1:34    
4. January Has Gone Away - Patois Song - 1:17    
5. Lillian - Calypso - 2:13    
6. Good South - Calypso - 4:38    
7. Raycan - Calypso - 1:51    
8. Mama Liza Canbulay - Kalinda Big Drum Song - 0:56    
9. Juvay Mama - Carnival Jab-Jab - 1:22    
10. Ladies and Gents - Carnival Speech - 0:40    
11. Political Discrimination - Calypso - 1:35    
12. Hello in Africa - Carnival Wild Indian Mas' - 0:44    
13. Mas' in Madison Square Garden - Carnival Steel Band - 1:18    
14. Mas' in Madison Square Garden - Carnival String Band - 1:16    
15. Who Go Cut the Wood Tirina? - Pass Play Ring Game Song - 0:44    
16. Christmas Serenading - Hosannah Bands - 2:52    
17. First Figure - Lancer's Dance - 1:25    
18. Bam Bam We Want to Soldier - Joining Wedding Song - 1:11    
19. In the Mood - Joining Wedding Music / Yankee Doodle - Joining Wedding Music - 1:36    
20. The Lord Is My Shepherd - Hymn - 1:27    
21. I'm a Born Believer - Sankey - 2:15    
22. Ring Down Below - Shanty - 1:16    
23. Second Figure Waltz - Quadrille - 1:45    
24. If I Were a Black Bird - Ballad - 3:44


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