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When Aboudja plays the big drum , its vibrations are as loud as the amplified bass at a rock concert , but there is no amplification here ... A drummer whose playing is off is the subject of derision at voodoo 152 THE RAINY SEASON.
playing is off is the subject of derision at voodoo ceremonies , and if his streak of bad playing lasts too long and no spirits come , he will ... Li bat tambou ( literally , he plays the drums ) loosely means he worships the spirits .
Bands were playing silent tin drums and blowing noiselessly through long sticks of bamboo . A float drifted across the screen ; on it was a saxophone player and a trio of voodoo drummers . Costumed men came into the picture ...
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The rainy season: Haiti since DuvalierUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
This welcome interpretation of Haiti provides many insights into a country that few North Americans understand. Wilentz, a journalist, captures the complex cultural ambience and mystery of domestic ... Read full review