Caribbean Voyage: Grenada: Creole and Yoruba Voices

Alan Lomax Collection

Caribbean Voyage Grenada Creole and Yoruba Voices
  • CAT # 11661-1728-2

    1. Roll, Roll, Roll and Go 1:19
    2. Cassienne 1:34
    3. Way-O, Way-O 1:44
    4. This Is the Smoke, Fire Behind 1:41
    5. Carnival Song 1:38
    6. Lamize 3:04
    7. Anto-Gwe-Gwe-No
    8. Little Baby Cryin'
    9. Lemme Go My Jumby 2:53
    10. Hooray, Irena 2:15
    11. Kango 3:32
    12. You Don't Know Tomorrow 1:35
    13. John Gone Away 1:03
    14. Lundi-Mardi 1:53
    15. My Love I Lost, Find Her, Away She Go 1:39
    16. Work Song 2:21
    17. Dolly Man Roko 1:51
    18. There's No One to Lay Mercy on Me 1:20
    19. Roule, Roule 1:57
    20. Baba Ori O 2:41
    21. Ragba Ragba Ye 3:48
    22. Yeye Ba 'Beji Ro 2:50
    23. Bring Me Water for Lilly 3:34
    24. Se E Gberin O 4:57
    25. Kari Wale, Ibaba O 2:53
    26. Ogun Maa Se Sile Wa 3:29
    27. Wele, Wele 2:28
    28. Yeye Oku O 3:13

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GRENADA: CREOLE AND YORUBA VOICES: Known for producing talented calypsonians (including the Mighty Sparrow himself), Grenada is home to much more. Heard here for the first time are rare recordings of Carnival bands, kalinda drumming, work songs, the cocoa lute (a musical bow), and the deeply spiritual Yoruba songs of Shango or 'African Work' - a vital but little-known branch of Afro-American religion linking Grenada with other expressions of the Yoruba diaspora in Cuba, Brazil, Trinidad, and New York. Caribbean Voyage: Released for the first time, Alan Lomax's legendary 1962 recordings of the rich and many-stranded musical traditions of the Lesser Antilles and eastern Caribbean: work songs, pass-play and story songs, calypso, East Indian chaupai, and steel band music, reflecting the Central and West African, French, English, Celtic, Spanish and East Indian contributions to Caribbean culture. The Alan Lomax Collection: The Alan Lomax Collection gathers together the American, European and Caribbean field recordings, world music compilations, and ballad operas of writer, folklorist and ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax. Remastered to 24-bit digital from the original field recordings. Contains previously unreleased recordings.

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