The Alan Lomax Collection: Caribbean Voyage - Trinidad Carnival Roots
Alan Lomax & Various Artists
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Caribbean Voyage: Trinidad presents Alan Lomax's 1962 field recordings of Trinidad's traditional carnival festivities, spotlighting the famous Shrovetide festival. Kalendas, maypole songs, calypso, Hosay and Hosein drumming, and interviews with the performers capture the diverse roots traditional Caribbean culture, as well as the changes it was going through in the middle of the 20th century. Another worthwhile collection of Lomax's audio documents.
Born: 16 January 1915 in Austin, TX
Years Active: '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s