The Bahamas: Islands of Song

The Bahamas: Islands of Song

produced by Pete Reiniger, fl. 1956 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1997), 1 hour 1 mins

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Field of Interest
World Music
Description
This compilation of music from the Bahamas includes goombay rake-and-scrape dance bands (goombay refers to both the skin drum and the ensemble as a whole), spirituals, and fingerpicking guitar music. All the performers on this recording participated in the 1994 Festival of American Folklife, an annual event presented on the Mall in Washington, D.C., by the Smithsonian Institute’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. They were recorded in Nassau on 2 and 3 February 1995.
Content Type
Music recording
Duration
1 hour 1 mins
Format
Audio
Sub Genre
Folk Song, Song, Quadrille, Spiritual, Waltz, Game Song
Label
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Producer
Pete Reiniger, fl. 1956
Release Date
1997
Subject
World Music, Music & Performing Arts, South America, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, América del Sud, México, Centroamérica y el Caribe, América do Sul, México, América Central e Caribe, Bahamas
Keywords and Translated Subjects
América del Sud, México, Centroamérica y el Caribe, América do Sul, México, América Central e Caribe

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