Representing the West African lineage, the Big Drum Dance is one of the most significant musical rituals on the island, which is prepared for special festivals such as marriage ceremonies, tombstone raisings, fishing boat launchings and in the case of ill-health or ill-fortune.
brid music is the Big Drum Dance of Carriacou (a satellite island of Gre- nada), a ritual in commemoration of the ancestors. First, the "nation dances" are performed by descendants of various African ethnic groups; then, having completed the sacred obligation, the participants perform recreational "creole dances" (see Marshall 1972;McDaniel 1986)
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Lorna McDaniel, The Big Drum Ritual of Carriacou. MILLER, R. S. (2000) Lorna McDaniel, The Big Drum Ritual of Carriacou. In: Ethnomusicology, Vol. 44, No. 1, pp. 172-173.
The inhabitants of Carriacou perform the "Big Drum" or "Nation," dance which celebrates their West African ancestors who were brought to the island during slavery. These Big Drum dances are usually performed at "Maroons" village festivals or fetes, where food and drink are prepared. They can also be danced at wakes and tombstone feasts in honor of dead relatives. The Quadrille dance is also performed on the island during festivals and historic events. A traditional boat-building culture located in the village of Windward, on the northeastern side of the island
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