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serenade

[cf. Montserrat "Masquerade troops. [as] individuals, small singing groups and string bands also go 'serenading' . . . from house to house every night until Christmas Eve" (J. Irish, Alliouagana in Focus 1973)] n. the music of a RAKE-AND-SCRAPE BAND, which goes from house to house early Christmas morning. The players wear masks; one is dressed like a man and another like a woman, and they cavort to the dance music. The band is given money and food by those serenaded. cf. MASQUERADING (Black) 

—v. to entertain thus. (Black)

Tags: music, noun, verb

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Last update: 2011-08-11 17:14
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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