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Thread #137067   Message #3900096
Posted By: GUEST,Phil d'Conch
16-Jan-18 - 10:17 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Brown Skin Girl- folksong from Grenada
Subject: RE: Origins: Brown Skin Girl- folksong from Grenada
I'm tempted to open a "Bahamiology" thread on subject drift guilt alone here but...

It's all relative. The same 800-pound gorilla that (almost) put up a Junkanoo-Carnival headlined by Janet Jackson had great-grandparents too.

On some islands, in season, the mainlanders outnumber the residents. Trying to distill one culture from the other is a fool's errand imo.

Take the most recorded version of Peas & Rice for example:

Words by Wolfe Gilbert, American by way of Zsarist Russia.
Music by Charles Lofthouse, born and raised in Nassau, the son of an American Methodist missionary.
Arranged by: John Johnson, American by way of the Bahamas and Haiti.

Love that cultural chowder, yum.