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A Spirit Here Today: a Scrapbook of Chopi Village Music 1994

Catalog Data

Creator:
Zantzinger, Gei Ethnographic filmmaker  Search this
Physical description:
45 min sound color video
Type:
Projected media
Collection descriptions
Place:
Africa
Date:
1994
Addl. KW Subjects:
Southern Africa
Summary:
Edited film presents a sample of the music and dance of the Chopi villagers of Mozambique. Film emphasizes how singing and dancing is a reflection of Chopi history, values, and spirit. Footage includes the <chingomana> women's dance, boy's initiation dances, funeral songs, social commentary songs, and the "Great Song" where the entire village participates. Footage consists of film taken in Mozambique before the wars of 1989-1992, interviews with Chopi refugees in Zimbabwe, and scenes of Chopi life in Mozambique after the war and drought.
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD
Local number:
HSFA 1994.2.1
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_219290