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Caribbean Revels: Haitian Rara and Dominican Gaga
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produced by Verna Gillis, 1942- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1991), 1 hour 13 mins
Throughout the week before Easter, roads all over Haiti swell with bands of revelers, dancers, singers and percussionists, travelling from vodou temples to their villages. Rara and gaga are wildly festive sounds, featuring unusual percussion and wind instruments, and often bawdy lyrics. These remastered recordin...
produced by Verna Gillis, 1942- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1991), 1 hour 13 mins
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