[Jamaican Music]

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Lewin, Olive, Music


Olive Lewin

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Martin Luther King Fellows In Black Religious Studies, Inc. Collection

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Olive Lewin gives presentation on Jamaican music and worship. She defines the word pagan and also describes the different styles of Jamaican music including Gumbay and Maroon.

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00:00:05 Audio begins with Olive Lewin woman singing and worshiping God with body.

00:05:22 Talks about life being animals and trees, and treating everything as a part of God.

00:09:54 Talks about how the word “pagan” means knowledge that is found at the heart of nature rather in the mind of man.

00:11:44 Talks about Mooretown.

00:18:01 Talks about the funeral of an ex colonel of the Maroons and learned things that happened in Jamaica.

00:23:50 Talks about the similarities between Gumbay and Maroon music.

00:30:59 Audio ends.


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