• 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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