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Musical Traditions of St. Lucia, West Indies

Various Artists
Musical Traditions of St. Lucia, West Indies

The rich and varied musical traditions of the Creole-speaking peoples of the Lesser Antilles islands are practically unknown outside the region. This album of the music of St. Lucia is an introduction to a rare and living musical heritage. Intricate and driving rhythms and moving melodies with French, English, and African echoes all come together in the traditional music of St. Lucia. Recorded between 1975 and 1987. 32 tracks. "Fascinating collection of indigenous musical styles." — Chicago Tribune

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Track Listing

101
Isabel-o Germain Bebey with Lawrence Flavis and Remy Joseph 2:38
102
Byen, byen Elford mayé Elford John with Leonard John 2:29
103
Ki bèl bato Chorus led by Zita Celise 0:41
104
Mangotinn lababad ka bwilé Leonard John 2:28
105
Marianne Steve "Foumi" Theodile 1:52
106
Nou ka pasé James Arthur with chorus 1:29
107
Mascarade Masquerade instrumental ensemble 1:47
108
La volé mèlo Lawrence Clifton leading chorus 1:06
109
Jan pyè woulo Elford John with Leonard John 1:17
110
Fago ribi Etienne Wells Joseph and Edna St. Mart with Noah Delaireon 1:38
111
Olagogo Ogon Georges "Démou" Sitotte with drums 1:39
112
Kérè Noah Delaire with Etienne Wells Joseph 1:36
113
Chòbiyo man karaki Etienne Wells Joseph with Noah Delaire 1:12
114
Lakonmèt dance Kwadril ensemble 2:37
115
Pwémyé fidji Kwadril ensemble 2:49
116
Twazyém fidji Kwadril ensemble 3:05
117
Avantwa Kwadril ensemble 3:15
118
Gwan won Kwadril ensemble 4:05
119
Moulala twa fasad John Jacobs with Napoleon Henry 2:28
120
Bélè atè: Léo malad an lopital Leonard John 2:09
121
Bélè anlawis: Pwémyé ich mwen Germain Bebey with Jules Popo and Joseph Walter 1:38
122
Bélè anlè: Bwa yo lésè Elford John with Leonard John 1:51
123
Bélè matjé: Laklé cho Leonard John 1:46
124
Dépi on fanm kamawad'w Jeanine Simonne leading chorus 2:25
125
Yang miki yang Clifton Joseph wtih Leonard John 2:27
126
Lésé manman mwen Leonard John 2:44
127
The flower, the flower, the rose are in dismay Julita Louis and members of the Lamargit Society of Laborie 1:32
128
Anmizá nou wadlo Lydia René Louise 2:09
129
Byen l'bonswè Fidèle Emannuel with Clide Clery 1:54
130
Lè mwen té ja di Nora Son 3:33
131
Tann wadlo palé Eric Theodor with Ives Simeon and François "Difé" Fanis 3:22
132
Alé di wadlo, mi mwen mwen ja wivé Nora Son 2:14

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