Caribbean Voyage: Tombstone Feast: Funerary Music of Carriacou
CAT # 11661-1727-2
1. Tim bwai-o 3:10 2. Nu sa webe nu 1:00 3. Ovid-o, pa Garde 2:32 4. Igbo ginade-o 2:17 5. Jimmy Lunday 1:26 6. Madame Kistan 2:58 7. Tibite gounde 2:23 8. Amway, beke, mwe ba connet 2:05 9. Mwe rive, Joe Talmana 2:08 10. Iama Diama IGbo-Le-Le 3:26 11. Igbo Ginade-o 1:07 12. Amba, Dabia-e 1:46 13. Anansi Cudjo 1:49 14. Ai, Salli Hunde 2:48 15. Banda Call Me-o 3:03 16. Lora, You No Married 4:36 17. Lazar, ai, Lazar 2:41 18. Sese Ani-o 2:01 19. Djerika-o 4:11 20. Maria L'Abbe 2:40 21. C'est mwe, Nani Moko 3:30
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Funerary Music of Carriacou Presented here are the magnificent Big Drum songs from Carriacou, Grenada, a font of African and European musical traditions. This is music for the ancestors, or 'Old Parents,' performed at Tombstone Feasts held years after death and burial, when the body is finally entombed and the spirit of the departed may at last rest in peace. 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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