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Rake & Scrape music is said to have originated in Cat Island, where
the locals are renowned for their ingenuity at using the materials at
hand to make whatever they need.
For example, musicians would
combine a piece of wood, some fishing line and a worn tin tub to create
the bass instrument in a "rake 'n' scrape" band at a local nightclub.
Accompanied by a Conch shell (horn), an old comb covered with paper
(harmonica), an old carpenter's saw scraped with a piece of metal, and
topped off by a drum that really smokes (goat skins stretched over wood
and heated over a flame), Cat Island bands produce a unique sound.
rake 'n' scrape music was used to accompany the Bahamian Quadrille and
the Heel and Toe Polka, forms of dance that can still be seen today
during cultural celebrations.
Today's musicians are more likely to use Goombay drums, a carpenter's saw and the concertina.
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