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Thread #137067   Message #3900098
Posted By: GUEST,Emmie
16-Jan-18 - 10:49 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Brown Skin Girl- folksong from Grenada
Subject: RE: Origins: Brown Skin Girl- folksong from Grenada
It is about historical context. For one take the song Mama bake the Johnny Cake christmas coming. Bahamians are one of the few people if not the only I know to bake Johnny Cake. How is that not in relation to Bahamian culture and have significance?

Charles lofthouse may have copyrighted the song in 1931 but the song was already in existence from 1921, at least the lyrics.

You have to understand what I am saying to you. These songs are based on Bahamian experiences, you can't say it has no significance because people visited The Bahamas or grew up hearing the songs and make them into records. The songs are still Bahamian in culture, history and experience, and that is what I think you are missing.