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THE BIG DRUM AND OTHER SOCIAL MUSIC OF CARRIACOU

$18
   Released by Folkways.


THE BIG DRUM AND OTHER SOCIAL
MUSIC OF CARRIACOU
39 minutes
Originally released in 1980.
Produced in cooperation with the Indiana University Archives of Traditional Music

Most traditional music in Carriacou as well as some popular music is performed for a social purpose. Local names for the various styles of music are sometimes derived from the event with which they are associated, e.g., Big Drum, road march, kalinda. Music is performed for festivals and other occasions marked by the church calendar, rites of passage (particularly death rituals), seasonal rituals, dances, and daily tasks.

A Big Drum dance is held to placate the dead and to entertain the living. It may be part of house openings, launchings, Tombstone Feasts, maroons, Sacrifices, Thanksgivings, Canbulay, Carnival (kalinda), shop openings, weddings and All Souls' Night activities.

This CD is the result of a 20 month study and that is very apparent as there is an extremely informative 16 page insert included!

Re-released by Folkways in small 'to-order' quantities, these CDs do not have cover art but do include copies of orginal notes.  These are very rare CDs and are not sold in stores.  We special order these from folkways and have them in stock for instant shipment!

$18


Click tracks with notes to hear streaming samples
1 Cromanti Cudjoe -
Beg Pardon Big Drum Song
2 Ibo and Dem -
Nation Big Drum Song
3 Ju Belle -
Juba Big Drum Song
4 January Has Gone Away - Patois Song
5 Lillian - Calypso
6 Good South - Calypso
7 Raycan - Calypso
8 Mama Liza Canbulay -
Kalinda Big Drum Song
9 Juvay Mama - Carnival Jab-Jab
10 Ladies and Gents -
Carnival Speech
11 Political Discrimination - Calypso
12 Hello in Africa -
Carnival Wild Indian Mas'
13 Mas' in Madison Square Garden - Carnival Steel Ban
14 Mas' in Madison Square Garden - Carnival String Band
15 Who Go Cut the Wood Tirina? - Pass Play Ring Game Song
16 Christmas Serenading - Hosannah Bands
17 First Figure - Lancer's Dance
18 Bam Bam We Want to Soldier - Joining Wedding Song
19 In the Mood / Yankee Doodle
20 Lord Is My Shepherd,
The - Hymn
21 I'm a Born Believer - Sankey
22 Ring Down Below - Shanty
23 Second Figure Waltz - Quadrille
24 If I Were a Black Bird - Ballad


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