Nevis and St. Kitts

(
Rounder Records
)

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

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