Big Drum Tracks + Humble-O.

In 1962 Alan Lomax came to Carriacou and made field recordings of the music and folklore tales of Carriacou. I am grateful to Alan Lomax Field Recordings under licence from Odyssey Productions inc, courtesy of the Association for Cultural Equity at www.culturalequity.org for allowing me to stream these Big Drum tracks along with ‘Humble-O’, the wonderful story about the origins of the people of Petit Martinique, performed by Daniel Aikens. All four tracks are taken from the CD ‘Caribbean Voyage, Saraca, Funerary Music of Carriacou’.

Notes on the recordings tell us:

1. Cromanti. Performed by Sugar Adams (cot drum) and Daniel Aikens and Caddy Lazarus John (boula drums). Recorded July 30th,  1962, in Bellvue, Carriacou.

2. Juba. performed by Sugar Adams (cot drum) and Daniel Aikens and Caddy lazarus John (boula drums) with an unidentified vocalist. Recorded July 30th, 1962, in Bellvue, Carriacou.

3. Quilbe. Performed by Sugar Adams (cot drum) and Daniel Aikens and Caddy Lazarus John (boula drums). Recorded on July 30th, 1962, in Bellvue, Carriacou. Quible is a rhythm borrowed from Union Island to become one of the 26 types of Big Drum dances.

4. Humble-O. Performed by Daniel Aikens, singer and storyteller. Recorded on August 2nd, 1962, in La Resouce, Carriacou. A Nancy story about the mythical origins of the people of Petit Martinique.

To listen to many wonderful sound recordings try the following:
Google search: Alan Lomax
click: Alan Lomax Audio Archive – Research Centre
click: Sound Recordings
click: Sound Collection Guide
click: Caribbean collection
Choose any one of many recordings.

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