Note: Adam Berkel, the director of the David and Goliath pageant, discusses its sources and usage, primarily on Easter. The play is given from house to house just after breakfast; all the players make and wear their own costumes.
About the session: It's not known what brought Alan Lomax and Joan Halifax to Sint Eustatius (known locally as "Statia") or how they found the artists they recorded, which include the Statia Serenaders string-band and singer Alice Gibbs. The session features whaling songs, dance tunes, music for a David and Goliath pageant, and carols and comic songs of British derivation.
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