Recordings of the Magnum Band at the Miami Community Center

Type:

Sound

Date:

08/16/1981

Item:

Audio recording

Series:

S1576

Item ID:

T81-79

General Note/Comment

  • One reel to reel. (Copied onto C81-50). Difficult to hear- recording too soft. Pasquet discusses music-playing in his family; the style of music Magnum Band plays; the structure and types of different music; Yonbroul, a Haitian dance; typical Haitian instruments; members of the band; Cubans and Salsa music; playing drums; the Creole language; traditional celebrations the band performs for; how Haitians celebrate Christmas; Carnival celebrations; Haitian musicians in Miami; church music and Catholicism; using drums in "voodoo" rituals.

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