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Grenada Stories and Songs

Various Artists
Grenada Stories and Songs

This field recording begins to document the tradition of spoken and sung storytelling in Grenada, a small island in the Caribbean. Full of humor, stories are told in English or English patois by a number of male orators and describe society (while reflecting African roots), often using metaphorical allusions to animals. Interspersed with the tales are calypso songs sung in French Creole or English patois.

Track Listing

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Spider; Myanoh n/a 4:25
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102
The Merino; Cat & the Rat; Aeroplane n/a 2:51
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103
The Dasheen; Teacher's Age; St. Peter n/a 2:48
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104
Baby Sitter; The Bug; Conversation; Federal Capital n/a 4:06
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105
La Grenada; Gran'papa & the Crab; The 3 Sons n/a 5:54
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106
The Cats & The Fish; 4 1/2 Months; Czien & Tigre n/a 6:15
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201
Cocoa-Oh; You Steal I Steal n/a 5:47
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202
You John n/a 3:31
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203
Woman is a Nation; Woman Too Bad n/a 3:46
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204
Belinda Where Your Letter; Compère Lou & Compère Czien n/a 6:29
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205
Mr. Branch; Ring Down Below n/a 5:46

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