093074040225

Caribbean Revels: Haitian Rara And Dominican Gaga ()

Various Artists

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Format: CD

Cat No: SFW40402

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Release Date:  01 January 1991

Label:  Smithsonian Folkways

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  093074040225

Genres:  World Music  Latin Music  

  • Description

    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 recordings from the streets, plazas and cemeteries of Haiti and the Dominican Republic are accompanied by extensive notes by Verna Gillis and Gage Averill. Reissue of Folkways 4531.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Rara: Notre Dame De 7 Doleurs
      • 2. Rara: Vapeur
      • 3. Rara: Carrefour De Fort
      • 4. Rara: Cemetery At Bizoton
      • 5. Rara: Tallon
      • 6. Rara: Notre Dame De 7 Doleurs
      • 7. Rara: Tallon
      • 8. Gaga: Main Street Of Haina
      • 9. Gaga: Lechuga
      • 10. Gaga: Andres Boca Chica
      • 11. Gaga: Elias Pina
      • 12. Gaga: Haina
      • 13. Gaga: Haina
      • 14. Gaga: Andres Boca Chica