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Jamaica Sings

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1031 (16mm)
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Library and Archives Canada: 16mm, VHS.
"An examination of Jamaican folklore and how it developed out of European and West Afridan influences. Designed as a discussion group, several well-known Jamaican folklorists and performers assemble to explain Jamaican culture, tell stories and perform. Footage includes samples of songs being sung in the workplace, such as sugar cane fields, onroad-building crews, and on banana plantations."