Caribbean Voyage: Saraca: Funerary Music of Carriacou
CAT # 11661-1726-2
1. I Have a Sword in My Hand 1:42 2. Near the Cross 1:45 3. Timi, Timi, Zewon 2:45 4. Mbadi-o, Dem Dei-o 2:19 5. I Promise the Lord 2:04 6. Gone to Nineveh 2:44 7. Be on Time 2:05 8. Yard-o, Yard-o 3:18 9. Humble-o 6:12 10. Ring Down Below 3:39 11. O, the Angels 2:31 12. Cromanti 2:09 13. Juba 2:46 14. Quilbe 3:06 15. Juba noel / Juba-lo 3:08 16. Mmwe malade ayo (Gwa bele) 4:01 17. Anansi-o-e (Cromanti) 4:30 18. Anti-o, coro, coro (Kongo) 2:36 19. Maiwaz-o (Old People's Bongo) 3:55 20. Di ye mwe 'rive (Old People's Kalenda) 4:09 21. Djerika-o (Arada) 2:07 22. Neg-la-rive, oue a Kende (Cromanti) 1:24 23. Jean, ay, Jean, kay-mwen bwoule 1:52 24. Saraca (Interview) 9:58
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Saraca: Funerary Music of Carriacou: Sankeys and anthems, Nancy story songs, chanteys, and Big Drum songs from Carriacou, that tiny island in the Grenadines that has produced a cornucopia of heartfelt music. With roots in Africa and Europe, this is music for the 'Old Parents' - the ancestors - and is performed at wakes and prayer meetings for the Dead. 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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