DESCRIPTION: "Role bele for Jen Jen oh, O roll bele Ting a ling"
EARLIEST DATE: 1940 (Elder-Charlotteville)
KEYWORDS: dancing nonballad
FOUND IN: West Indies(Tobago)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Elder-Charlotteville, pp. 52, 56 "Roll Bele" (2 texts, 2 tunes
NOTES: The current description is based on the Elder-Charlottville text. Elder-Charlotteville, p. 17, classifies this as "drum dance music."
Elder-Tobago, p. 35: Bele is a dance "associated with reel dance sessions which include British originated types like reels and jigs."- BS
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