Caribbean Carnival: Songs of the West Indies

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Tambourine Books, 1992 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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The composer of "Day-O" and "Jamaica Farewell" offers easy piano and guitar arrangements for these and other festive, foot-stomping calypso classics and for Caribbean folksongs, such as "Michael Row the Boat Ashore," all complemented by vibrant folk-art paintings.

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CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL: Songs of the West Indies

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Catchy calypso songs, many of the 13 familiar (``Day-O''; ``Michael Row the Boat''; ``Yellow Bird''; ``Kingston Market''), four actually written by Burgie (who worked with Harry Belafonte as ``Lord ... Read full review


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About the author (1992)

Ms. Lessac has illustrated and written many books. Her own My Little Island was a Reading Rainbow Featured Selection. Her paintings have been exhibited in galleries throughout the world. She lives in Fremantle, Australia, with her husband, their two children, a cat, and some fish.

Rosa Guy was born Rosa Cuthbert in Diego Martin, Trinidad on September 1, 1922. When she was 7, she and her older sister joined their parents in New York City. By the time she was 14, both of her parents had died. Before becoming an author, she studied acting at the American Negro Theater. She was among the founders of the Harlem Writers Guild in 1950. Her first book, Bird at My Window, was published in 1966. She wrote books for both young adults and adults. Her young adult books include The Friends, Ruby, and Edith Jackson. Her books for adults include A Measure of Time, Children of Longing, and My Love, My Love: Or, The Peasant Girl, which was made into a musical entitled Once on This Island. She died of cancer on June 3, 2012 at the age of 89.

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