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African Play

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Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Museum of African Art (U.S.)
Anacostia Pre-School Program
Subject:
Ofori-Ansah, Kwaku
Anacostia Community Museum
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Physical description:
12 open reel 1/2 inch video recording
Culture:
African American
African
Type:
Video recordings
Folk tales
Musical games
Folk drama
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1978
Notes:
Title transcribed from opening credits of video recording.
Ofori Ansah was born in Aboasa, Ghana, 1944. Scholar of African and African American art and artists. Professor of African Art History at Howard University where he began a Ghana Travel/Study Program in 2005. Wrote book about children games and folktales from African tradition which were taught at the 1976 Festival of American Folklife, the Smithsonian Institution. Also known as Ofori-Ansah, Kwaku and Ofori-Ansah, Paul, 1944-.
Summary:
Ofori Ansah explains children in Africa like to make up stories, games, and songs about animals; he also explains folktales. Ofori Ansah and a group of children play the African game of tail or tail, and sing and dance to Kye Kye Kule. The children, dressed as animals, perform a folktale as told by Ofori Ansah.
Performance - music, dance, storytelling, and theater. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. 12 copies of African Play. 11 black and white copies. 1 color copy [AV003553]. Some copies have audio and/video distortions. Dated 19780821.
Cite as:
African Play, Record Group AV09-023, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
African Americans
Children
Games
Play
Storytelling
Folklore
Folk music
Dance
Music
Theater
African culture
Local number:
ACMA AV003191
ACMA AV003195
ACMA AV003197
ACMA AV003199
ACMA AV003542
ACMA AV003544
ACMA AV003553
ACMA AV003566
ACMA AV003568
ACMA AV003571
ACMA AV003577
ACMA AV003579
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Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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