Musical Group, Barbados, 1807-08

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Image Reference

John A. Waller, A Voyage in the West Indies (London, 1820), facing p. 20.

Detail from engraving shown in image reference Waller-1 on this website; shows people dancing, clapping, and playing musical instruments, the rattle and drum. For details on the musical life of the enslaved in Barbados, see J. S. Handler and C. J.Frisbie, "Aspects of Slave Life in Barbados: Music and its Cultural Context," Caribbean Studies (Vol. 11, 1972), pp. 5-46.