Guyana – Original Folk Songs

Original Folk Songs of Guyana

Enjoy folk songs of Guyana, while watching some of the most interesting landscapes in the world. ….. Enjoy!!!

Original Folk Songs of Guyana   Volume 1 of 4

Original Folk Songs of Guyana   Volume 2 of 4

Original Folk Songs of Guyana – featuring the Presidents of Guyana since becoming a Republic in 1970  –   Volume 3 of 4

Original Folk Songs of Guyana   Volume 4 of 4

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  • Rosaliene Bacchus  On 06/19/2011 at 7:02 pm

    What a delight to sing along and sway to our folk songs. As they say in Brazil: “Que saudades!”
    Thank you.

  • Clyde Duncan  On 06/21/2011 at 3:39 am

    The entertainers should be identified, as individuals or a group. I recall the B.G. Police Male Voice Choir and their recordings of Guyana’s Folk Songs 60-years or so, ago. I believe they all may be deceased by now. If I could get my hands on a copy of their original recordings, I would be ‘back home’! If Guyana is in your blood and you have a pulse, this will move you. -Clyde Duncan

    • Richard Talbot  On 02/12/2018 at 8:02 pm

      How do I get a copy of Guiana Folk Songs by British Guiana Police Force Band and Male Voice Choir (including Sitira Gal)? Please email me.

  • Sawak Sarju  On 06/21/2011 at 7:20 pm

    to Cyril Bryan
    date Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 10:46 AM
    subject RE: Guyana — Original Folk Songs + latest entries

    Thanks to Cyril Bryan………………..Sawak Sarju.

  • Avin Mohabir  On 06/21/2011 at 7:22 pm

    to Cyril Bryan
    date Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 12:00 PM
    subject Re: Guyana — Original Folk Songs + latest entries

    Thanks Cyril.
    These are very nostalgic and beautiful things of our country.
    I thank you for sharing these.

  • Kamala Persaud Gupta  On 06/21/2011 at 8:46 pm

    wonderful, my guyana has a wealth of what is the best to offer the world, most precious memories of my recent trip in April and May 2011 have inspired me to get ready to do volumes for this precious land. By God’s help we will help to build this unique paradise. lots of love to one and all

  • wanda richmond  On 06/22/2011 at 5:23 am

    to Cyril Bryan
    date Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 12:38 AM
    subject Re: Guyana — Original Folk Songs + latest entries

    Thanks for this special email. It would be a privilege for me to share.

  • Carol  On 06/23/2011 at 2:48 am

    date Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 9:35 PM
    subject Re: Guyana — Original Folk Songs + latest entries

    Thanks Cyril I enjoy this, it has been too long.

  • Amrita Ramautar  On 06/23/2011 at 11:00 pm

    date Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 8:57 AM
    subject RE: Guyana — Original Folk Songs + latest entries

    Beautiful, Thanks.

  • Pennylope Niles  On 06/24/2011 at 7:23 pm

    Thank you Ken. I really enjoyed this and will forward it to all my older friends.

  • Edwin Ali  On 06/28/2011 at 3:47 pm

    How beautiful, exciting and fascinating. Thanks Mr. Bryan, thanks so much as I was able to relive these beautiful songs and mesmerize over them over and ove again. Thanks so much. I am sure thousands of Guyanese are impressed with this presentation. I wish I can preserve them. Take care and best wishes.

  • Rakiun Baksh  On 07/03/2011 at 12:42 pm

    On Behalf Of Rakiun Baksh To:
    Sent: Saturday, June 25, 2011 11:27 PM
    Subject: Guyanese Folk songs

    Just throwing some light on the Guyanese folk songs on the link sent by
    Cyril Bryan (volumes 1,2). These songs are from an album recorded in
    December 1970. It was done by a group called EMMEL singers. They belong to
    the first batch of students of the multi-lateral teachers’ training center.
    EMMEL was coined from ML -Multi-Lateral.

    Those student teachers were being trained specifically to teach at the new
    Multi-lateral schools. The lead male voice is that of Hilton Hemmerdin who
    hailed from Buxton, on the East Coast of Demerara.

    In 1970 the EMMEL singers took part in the Guyana Music Festival which was
    held at Queens College. They took the first prize in the folk song category
    with the rendition of “Me na dead yet”. It was the first time that a group
    other than the Police Male Voice choir won the first prize.

    The EMMEL singers were trained by the late Ms. Lynette Dolphin and Ms.
    Marjorie King.

    This is information from the “horses mouth”.

  • Joseph Bishop  On 07/08/2011 at 6:55 am

    These songs are a true treasure; they take you back. I did not know about two or three of them but I plan to save the video and play them back repeatedly until I learn all of them.

    Thanks for the memories. Truly appreciated.

    Joseph Bishop

  • tiger persaud  On 10/15/2012 at 6:45 pm

    hello there.
    i am looking for a song that was sung by mannie hannif in guyana when the west indies won the world cup in 1979.
    it was “tell you momma papaa we win the world cup”
    can anyone help please..

  • Ethel Sargeant  On 11/02/2012 at 10:42 pm

    My surname is Sargeant, and the Police Male Voice Choir sung most of those folk songs, this I know personally as my mother the late Beldora Sargeant was the organist played for them and trained them. I know this, because they came to our home in Crown Street. The names of of some of the originals singers, Ulick Thomas, Trenton Mack, Eric Mosesly, these songs brings back happy ,memories and and sad ones too, these guys really lifted our hearts up. God Bless. This is also out of the horses mouth. Long Live Guyana

    • Devin Mack  On 06/22/2020 at 9:51 am

      Yes I would love to Find out how I can get a copy of the ex-police choir recordings from the 70s and 80s. I am Devin Mack, son of Trenton Mack

      • E/k Sargeant  On 06/22/2020 at 4:52 pm

        Hi Devon, cannot even remember when this was written can ask my sisters to check this out my mom died 14 yrs ago and I think your died also am not sure but I will ask my sister if she knows where and when. God Bless

      • Devin Mack  On 06/22/2020 at 11:01 pm

        Thank you

      • Debbie Sobers  On 11/08/2021 at 12:59 am

        My dad had made me a cassette, I love listening to it and hearing the “scratchy” sound from the record. One of my aunt’s recognized “BGBhagee right away. Good music from childhood days.

  • Yvette  On 12/09/2012 at 7:58 am

    My father was one of the lead singers and yes he is still alive. His name is John Douglas. Eulick Thomas and Patrick Duff They are also alive.

  • Ethel Sargeant  On 12/10/2012 at 12:58 am

    Hi Yvette, glad to hear from you and am happy to know that those guys are still alive they have beautiful voices and we loved hearing them sing, pls say hello to them for me and from the rest of my sisters. God Bless us all.

  •  On 01/10/2013 at 6:00 am

    i miss guyana soooooooooooooooo bad

  • Judy Jhetoo  On 03/08/2013 at 5:18 pm

    Hello!! am looking for a copy of this song ‘oh satira moh man deh’…if anyone can help I would be grateful tkx

    Editor: The song is “Satira Gal”

  • Ron. Persaud  On 03/09/2013 at 1:44 pm

    Satira Gal can be heard here: Scroll down to Guyana Folk Songs Vol. 2.
    Do not for get to listen to the other offerings on the site.

  • Yonette Felix Lewis  On 10/31/2013 at 4:19 pm

    My daughter is 22 years old and she is very excited to hear these folk songs, she was singing along, it bring back memories I was dancing showing her how I used to dance them in school I enjoy every song

  • Pauline Audrey Webster-Winter  On 11/12/2017 at 5:04 pm

    I know most of these songs but not all the words so I will down load the lyrics. I have to save them for my little son Malachi and my grandkids.

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