Note: A David and Goliath pageant performed by amature actors in a casual setting. A drum corps participates, and often the crowd is heard in the background. The pageant ends with the singing of the carol "While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks."
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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