Bonne Humeur

(Arthur Duroseau)

Cathy - hammered dulcimer; Dave - guitar; Gary Gallier - udu, shakeree

This Haitian merengue is the title cut of a landmark album by the Etcetera Stringband, of Lawrence, Kan., one of our favorite string bands. The project is wonderful reconstruction of late 19th and early 20th century African/European musical blend from the Americas and the Caribbean. Several musicians lucky enough to know the Etcetera have snatched a tune or two from them, and we suggest you do the same by writing:
P.O. Box 9106,
Kansas City KS 66112.
Cathy has enjoyed teaching a number of these tunes in workshops during the past few years.