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Laura Boulton Film Collection: Africa ca. 1934

Catalog Data

Ethnomusicologist:
Boulton, Laura 1899-1980  Search this
Culture:
Bantu  Search this
Mandingo (African people)  Search this
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
West Africa
Dahomey
Angola
Africa
Mali
Benin
Date:
ca 1934
Notes:
Title supplied by Archives staff (unpublished work)--archival collection
Supplementary material: 1
Columbia University Center for Ethnomusicology; Harvard University Archive of World Music, Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library; American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress; Smithsonian Folkways; William Mathers Museum of World Cultures and Archives of Traditional Music at Indiana University
Donated by the Laura Boulton Foundation in 1987
Summary:
Film footage shot in West Africa and Central Africa. Footage relates to two separate explorations made by Boulton; the first to Angola and Central Africa; the second from Senegal to the Cameroons. Shots document the lost-wax casting technique in Benin (Dahomey) showing artisans crafting the clay mold for a figure; firing it; pouring gold/brass into mold; finishing detail work on the figurine. Scenes of musical performances (among Malinke peoples) in Mali/Niger; Games and dancing among women and children in Angola.
Publications:
Laura C. Boulton, 1969 THE MUSIC HUNTER: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A CAREER. New York: Doubleday
Laura C. Boulton 1941 "Timbuktu and Beyond", NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, May 1941. pp-631-670
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD
Topic:
Houses--thatched  Search this
Art--bronzework  Search this
Craftsmen--ironworkers--bronzeworkers  Search this
Musical instruments--kora--drums--ylophones  Search this
Musical instruments--xylophones  Search this
Games  Search this
Language and culture  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1987.9.26-1& 2
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives OK:0
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Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218375