Drums of the Sosyete Boumba – “Drummers of the Sosyete boumba”
From 1936 to 1937 Allen Lomax and his then-newlywed wife Elizabeth worked in Haiti documenting the music and rituals under the auspices of the Library Of Congress. Now during Haiti’s most devastating disaster to date we are reminded of Haitians rich-cultural roots deeply planted in African tradition. This is a welcome reprieve from the destruction and political turmoil that Haiti’s experiencing. Maybe this recording will offer hope in a seemingly hopeless situation. Uncle PD’s heart goes out to all of Haiti’s survivors.
Drummers of the Sosyete boumba
“Drumming – 3 Drums of the Sosyete Boumba” (mp3)
from “Alan Lomax in Haiti”