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      • 1. Cromanti
      • 2. Cromanti
      • 3. Arada
      • 4. Congo
      • 5. Temné
      • 6. Moko
      • 7. Chamba
      • 8. Chamba
      • 9. Juba
      • 10. Bongo
      • 11. Bélè Kawé
      • 12. Bélè Kawé
      • 13. Hallecord
      • 14. Gwá Bélè
      • 15. Hallecord
      • 16. Bongo
      • 17. Chiffonè
      • 18. Old Kalenda
      • 19. Stick-Fighting Kalenda
      • 20. Man-Bongo
      • 21. Hallecord
      • 22. Dama

      The Big Drum Dance is one of the most significant musical rituals on the island of Carriacou in the Grenadines. Really a long series of dances, the Big Drum Dance is prepared for special festivals such as marriage ceremonies, tombstone raisings, fishing boat launchings and in the case of ill-health or ill-fortune. In each occasion, the main focus is twofold: remembering lineage and respecting ancestors. The music consists of singing and chanting typically joined by three drums, shakers and maracas.

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