Caribbean 1962

1962
During his Caribbean fieldwork in 1962, Alan Lomax took photos and color slides to accompany his audio recordings. They focus on music and dance traditions of the Eastern Caribbean and Lesser Antilles: Martinique, Trinidad, Grenada, Dominica, Carriacou, Guadaloupe, Nevis, St. Barts, St. Kitts, St. Lucia and Anguilla. The collection includes images of schoolchildren singing and dancing at their games; stick fighting sequences and tug-of-war matches accompanied by drummers; chante-fable, or story-song performances; the Big Drum Dance of Carriacou; boat-pulling and sawing songs; Shango ceremonies; and the Shouter Baptist and East Indian communities of Trinidad.
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