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THE
CARIBBEAN
VOYAGE:
TRINIDAD

The 1962 Field
Recordings

$16

   Released by Rounder.


THE CARIBBEAN VOYAGE: TRINIDAD
THE 1962 FIELD RECORDINGS
74 minutes

Carnival Roots:
With Trinidad's famous Shrovetide festival as its focus, this collection of kalendas, bélè, maypole songs, castilians, pasillos, calypso, and Hosein (and Hosay drumming) - plus a "Midnight Robber" speech and performer interviews - explores the links between pre-emancipation African-Caribbean traditions, the emerging music of cosmopolitan Trinidad, and the Carnival of the twenty-first century. 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.

$16


Click tracks below to hear streaming samples
1 Patizan-Mwen I Las
2 Regimen Mwen De Leon Mama
3 Congo Bara
4 Ay Si No [1]
5 Ay Si No [2]
6 Maypole Interview
7 Castilian
8 Sewe Wangala
9 Kalenda Interview [1]
10 Fire Brigade Water the Road
11 Kalenda Interview [2]
12 Fire Brigade Water the Road
13 Israel on the Road, He Coming
14 Pasillo
15 Hosein Description,
St. James [1]
16 Hosein Drums, St. James
17 Hosein Description,
St. James [2]
18 Sergeant,
Give Me the Day Today
19 Call Ellen for Me
20 Maysotis
21 Rollo the Ganja
22 Midnight Robber
23 Maysotis [2]
24 War
25We Yo Ka Monte, Sewe!
26Ram Goat Baptism