Sint Maarten 1

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 39

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 04/11/1980

PLACE OF BIRTH: Sint Maarten

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: Afro-Caribbean

OCCUPATION: musician

EDUCATION: college

AREAS OF RESIDENCE OUTSIDE REPRESENTATIVE REGION FOR LONGER THAN SIX MONTHS:

The subject studied in Tallahassee, Florida, United States, between 2001 and 2004, and also lived in Chicago, Illinois, United States, for a year between 2017 and 2018.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: none

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RECORDED BY: Tshari King

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 02/09/2019

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Uh, in the Caribbean, I, I think, most Caribbean islands the — most kids grow up the same; you know, we ride bikes, we climb trees, we fall down, we go in the bushes, we get cut, you know, we play sports, because back then you know — in the 80s and early 90s — it wasn’t like today; you know, we didn’t have internet till late 90s, or, you know, everybody was playing out, and you better be home by, by 5 o’clock before your parents get home, or else, you know, that’s it; you get, you know, you get beat, you know you got siblings.

So, it was, it was, yea, it was alri- I had a re-, I would say I had a regular, um, upbringing as a child. Of course, my mom is very strict in church. So we had to go to church three, four times a week. My dad, um, worked at the power plant, so we would see him, you know, every off and on, when he have a off day, you know, we would have — we would go out; back then, KFC used to be, the biggest thing on the island; KFC and Burger King was like the biggest thing; so, we had a very common childhood like most kids would tell you, you know, go to the beach, of course, go to the beach like, oh my God, we’re going to the beach! Now it’s like, I’m sick of the beach. I haven’t been to the beach in years now, much less be in the water, so, but, I had a very ordinary childhood, I would say.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Tshari King

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 16/11/2019

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