Nevis and St. Kitts

( Rounder Records )
Part of the Caribbean Voyage Series

Recorded by Alan Lomax in collaboration with Roger Abrahams, assisted by Antoinette Marchand

Notes by Roger Abrahams

Excitement and love of life imbue these recordings of grandiloquent speech-makers, cross-dressing gossipers, and chantey-singing fishermen from Nevis and St. Kitts. Fife-and-drum groups, string bands, and effusive toastmasters offer engaging and often comical examples of these islands’ holiday sporting (merrymaking) traditions.

“I encourage you to seek this out…Wrap yourself around a beverage of choice and allow yourself to be carried off to a faraway beach with these gifted musicians from Nevis and St. Kitts.” —Rambles

“This is an innovative and satisfying collection and recommended for purchase by all” —Musical Traditions