WHISTLING IN THE WIND
11 June 1998
A radio programme
BBC Programme Number: 984A2517
First broadcast on 1998-06-11
Recorded on 1998-06-05
Producer: H. WEINSTEIN
Previous in series: 1, THE DOMINO PARTY
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11 Jun 1998 23:30-00:00 (RADIO 4)
27 May 1999 23:30-00:00 (RADIO 4)
|EF||01||The Domino Party||19980604||19990520|
Vivid recollections from the elderly, domino-playing members of the Caribbean Dutch Pot Luck Club.
Music specially composed by Karen Wimhu.
|EF||02 LAST||Mouth Music And Big Song||19980611||19990527|
Mouth music, accompanied by nonsense words, was performed by women at dances.
The stories of old people and new recordings of prize-winning singers are woven together in this impressionistic portrait of lives past and present.
The second of two programmes giving an impressionistic portrait of lives past and present.
In the past, Islanders would be exiled through war or clearance.
When they returned they would celebrate the highly emotional Big Song.