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Louise Bennett

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Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Subject:
Bennett, Louise 1919-2006
Anacostia Community Museum
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Physical description:
2 open reel 1/4 inch sound recording
Culture:
African American
Type:
Sound recordings
Music
Drama
Place:
Jamaica
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1967
Circa 1967
Notes:
Title transcribed from physical asset.
Summary:
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.
Cite as:
Louise Bennett, Record Group AV09-023, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
African Americans
Community museums
Calypso (Music)
Tales
Colonization
Maroons
Local number:
ACMA AV003299-1
ACMA AV003299-2
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Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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