Caribbean Voyage: Martinique - Cane Fields and City Streets

Alan Lomax Collection

Caribbean Voyage Martinique Cane Fields and City S
  • CAT # 11661-1730-2

    1. Abraham soulagé mwen 2:35
    2. Bélia manmay-la 2:41
    3. Woule mako 2:41
    4. O-Merilo 3:27
    5. Etienne 5:31
    6. Léonar-o plan-o 3:51
    7. Manman la grèv baré mwen 1:54
    8. Bonm kako-la 1:16
    9. Carmelite 1:34
    10. An nouvoté rivé 2:30
    11. Lévé ason bwa 1:54
    12. La rivyé léza 2:02
    13. Lanso 2:45
    14. Conte guadeloupéen 2:02
    15. Jean Mano di "Bouwo dèhyè-mwen alé" 2:55
    16. Makak et chyen 7:11
    17. Oh, Madiana 3:14
    18. Ti-Anne 7:20
    19. Man ti sonson averina 1:38
    20. Ti Paul 3:41
    21. Bertina 2:56
    22. Homage a ma mere 3:16
    23. Manze Marie 3:12

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Martinique: Cane Fields and City Streets: With its striking Afro-French creole culture, Martinique nurtures a strong heritage of unique music: drum dances, work songs, quadrilles, story songs, and popular urban styles such as the biguine and mazouk. Caught at a pivotal moment in Martinique's history, Lomax's recordings feature powerful traditional singers such as Ti Raoul Grivalliers, and foreshadow zouk and ragga. 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.

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