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indentured labour (and carnival)

Posted by Chris on August 23, 2007 at 7:10 pm  


Notting Hill Carnival this weekend. In preparation…

a hasty chutney mix including adesh samaroo’s ode to cat meat.

wordthecat – chutney mix (aug07) 192k 29mb


rikki jai – river lime remix
lil man – deeray deeray
chris garcia – chutney bacchanal
adesh samaroo – rum like dat
kerry ramgobin – square key
adesh samaroo – dog bone
rikki jai – boleh murugwah
adesh samaroo – take dat

Chutney music comes out of Trinidad, Guyana and Surinam where indentured servants (followed by waves of immigration) were transported from India in the 19th century. In ‘Boleh Murugwah’ Guyana’s rikki jai borrows the melody from this old bollywood tune in which the singer’s shoes are japani, his pants are english-stani, his red hat is russi but his heart is hindustani.

“Meera Joota Hai Japani” from ‘Shri 420′ (1955)


& another blend for carnival… Skream’s ‘Pass the Red Stripe’ vs Mr Vegas his voice re-patriated in the back of Burro Banton’s throat.

Skream vs Mr Vegas – Red Stripe Genie Wine 320k 11.7mb

1 Comment »

  • Comment by Jon Hanuman on August 25, 2007 at 6:08 pm

hello chap.

Are you going to carnival then? Fancy hooking up for a beer and a smoke?

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