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The Big Drum Dance of Carriacou (1956)  CD

The Big Drum Dance of Carriacou (1956) CD

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

The Big Drum Dance is one of the most significant musical rituals on the island of Carriacou in the Grenadines. Really a long series of dances, the Big Drum Dance is prepared for special festivals such as marriage ceremonies, tombstone raisings, fishing boat launchings and in the case of ill-health or ill-fortune. In each occasion, the main focus is twofold: remembering lineage and respecting ancestors. The music consists of singing and chanting typically joined by three drums, shakers and maracas.

Tracks
1. Cromanti - 1:17    
2. Cromanti - 1:21    
3. Arada - 2:26    
4. Congo - 1:36    
5. Temné - 1:31    
6. Moko - 1:55    
7. Chamba - 1:33    
8. Chamba - 2:17    
9. Juba - 1:50    
10. Bongo - 2:06    
11. Bélè Kawé - 2:07    
12. Bélè Kawé - 1:32    
13. Hallecord     Rachel John, Cariacouan singers, drummers     2:14    
14. Gwá Bélè - 1:16    
15. Hallecord - 2:26    
16. Bongo - 1:22    
17. Chiffonè - 1:59    
18. Old Kalenda - 1:21    
19. Stick-Fighting Kalenda - 2:10    
20. Man-Bongo - 2:04    
21. Hallecord - 2:19    
22. Dama - 2:13


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