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Indo-Jamaican Video Project 1991

Catalog Data

Creator:
Homiak, John P anthropologist (1947- )  Search this
Physical description:
3 hrs sound color video
Type:
Projected media
Collection descriptions
Place:
Caribbean
Date:
1991
Summary:
Full video record created in association with a Smithsonian Research expedition to record the festival traditions of East Indians in Jamaica. Documentation focuses on creolized East Indian music, dance, and ritual. Video includes: a group of male age-mates performing <bhajan> music (an ensemble of <dhole>, accordian, cymbals, and <sarangee>); a <jonglia> dance accompanied by <biraha> music with drumming on the tamden <negurchi> and <negaru> drums; scenes in a Hossay yard with a demonstration of the Hossay drums; a communal gathering known as a <setsangh>; and a healing rite for an infirm Indian elder. Also included is documentation of an annual Holi or <pagwah> ceremony held in west Kingston which, in Jamaica, is associated with fertility and the renewal of social relationships.
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD
Local number:
HSFA 1991.11.1
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_219007