Saraca: Funerary Music of Carriacou

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Rounder Records
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Recorded by Alan Lomax, assisted by Anna Lomax
Notes by Lorna McDaniel and Donald R. Hill 
From Carriacou, a tiny island in the Grenadines with a cornucopia of musical traditions, here are Sankeys, anthems, Nancy-story-songs, chanteys, and Big Drum songs performed for the Old Parents (the ancestors) recorded at wakes and prayer meetings for the Dead.

“This is a splendid compilation of recordings.” —Musical Traditions
“The music is exciting, the stories interesting, the singing heartfelt.” —Rambles

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