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Nonesuch Explorer Series / West Indies: An Island Carnival
Album:West Indies: An Island Carnival Collection:World
Artist:Nonesuch Explorer Series Added:Sep 2003
Label:Nonesuch Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-11-15 Pull Date:2005-01-17 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Jan 16Jan 9Jan 2Dec 19Dec 12Nov 21

 Recent Airplay
1.Jan 13, 2005:Sun in Libra, Moon in Pisces
4.Dec 30, 2004:Sun in Libra, Moon in Pisces
La Rose Song
2.Jan 11, 2005:At The Cafe Bohemian
5.Dec 28, 2004:At the Cafe Bohemian
3.Jan 05, 2005:At the Cafe Bohemian
6.Dec 16, 2004:Sun in Libra, Moon in Pisces
La Rose Song

Album Review
Chuan-Mei Lee
Reviewed 2004-10-29 
Songs recorded on the West Indian island chain known as the Lesser Antilles. A mix of African traditions and British/other colonial influences. Read the informative liner notes for cultural/historical background. --Chuan-Mei

1. A dance rhythm, featuring accordion, a scraping instrument, rattle (makes a static-y sound), rhythmic drumming. (2:10)
2. Improvized waltz, featuring violin, strong drum beat, rattle. (3:45)
3. Calypso featuring bright, squeaky flute, guitar, maracas. (3:35)
4. * Calypso featuring "cocoa-lutes." Great rhythms. (1:20)
5. * Plaintive singing in French-Creole. Male & female vox. (3:00)
6. Spanish-influenced serenade in Trinidad-Spanish Creole. Male vox. (2:45)
7. Children's singing game. Children's vox. Recording captures wind on mike, coughing. (1:40)
8. Chanting, drumming, rattle. (4:10)
9. Baptist spiritual. Drumming. Vox. (4:45)
10. Hindu epic song. Vox, drumming, small cymbals. (4:20)
11. * Two different drumming rhythms. Tassa drum and bass drum. Cymbals. (3:15)
12. Vox, tambourine and triangle forming rhythmical pattern. (3:15)

Track Listing
1.Merengue 7.Somebody, Ah Mouchay
2.Masouc 8.Shango
3.The Lizard 9.Spiritual Baptists
4.Mr. Walker 10.The Story of Marrdevirain
5.La Rose Song 11.Tassa
6.Aguinaldo 12.Reel