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Louise Bennett

Object Details

Creator
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Scope and Contents
Jamaican poet and folklorist Louise Bennett conveys Jamaican history and culture through Calypso folk songs, folk stories, lullabies, and soul songs, which are religious tunes sung in Jamaica. She also talks about the colonization of Jamaica, the towns where the Maroons live in Jamaica, and the song and dance of the Maroons. Performance followed by announcement of a fundraising program to send Anacostian youth to the Caribbean area and additional musical performance by The Colombians (not on this recording).
Performance. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. Undated.
Date
circa 1967
Extent
2 Sound recordings (open reel, 1/4 inch)
Type
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Music
Drama
Topic
African Americans
Community museums
Calypso (Music)
Tales
Colonization
Maroons
Place
Jamaica
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Culture
African American
Citation
Louise Bennett, Record Group AV09-023, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier
ACMA.09-023, Item ACMA AV003299-1
Local Numbers
ACMA AV003299-2
General
Title transcribed from physical asset.
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