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The sounds of silence : cross-world communication and the auditory arts in African societies

Author:
Peek, Philip M  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Africa
Date:
1994
Topic:
Voice disguisers  Search this
Diviners  Search this
Mediums  Search this
Silence--Symbolic aspects  Search this
Sound--Symbolic aspects  Search this
Speech--Symbolic aspects  Search this
Call number:
GN1 .A512
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_528122

Tangoma Graduation Ceremony, GeGe, Swaziland 1981

Creator:
Sully, Paul filmmaker (1949- )  Search this
Sound:
Gardsbane, Diane  Search this
Physical description:
1,440 feet (52 minutes) silent color video
Culture:
Swazi (African people)  Search this
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Collection descriptions
Place:
Swaziland
Gege (Swaziland)
Africa
Date:
1981
Topic:
Ceremony--drumming--dancing--singing  Search this
Ritual--colors--symbolic objects--medicines  Search this
Ritual--animal sacrifice--adornment--goats bladders  Search this
Drumming--drums--double membrane--kettle drums  Search this
Ritual--preparations--space--medicines  Search this
Alcoholic beverages--beer drinking--ritual specialist--ceremony  Search this
Adornment--initiates--hairstyle--plaiting--rubbed with red clay  Search this
Adornment--ceremony--initiates--necklaces--leg rattles--beads--vests  Search this
Speech--stylized--initiates--diviners--interrogation  Search this
Rites of passage--separation--testing--reincorporation  Search this
Drumming--polyrhythms--drumming techniques--entertainment  Search this
Rites of passage--initiates--seclusion--hut  Search this
Dancing--ceremony--choreography--counterclockwise--processional  Search this
Dancing--ceremony--ritual specialist--whistles--whigs  Search this
Ritual--dancing--paraphenalia--staffs--fly wisks--vests  Search this
Animal sacrifice--spear--blood--basin  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Music  Search this
Instruments--musical instruments  Search this
Language and culture  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1983.7.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218237

Tangoma Graduation Ceremony, Lomahasha, Swaziland 1980

Creator:
Sully, Paul filmmaker (1949- )  Search this
Sound:
Gardsbane, Diane  Search this
Subject:
Mr. and Mrs. Mahlalela diviner "sangoma"  Search this
Physical description:
reference 3 video cassettes (2 hours 20 minutes) sound/silent color 3/4 inch video
master 3 video cassettes (2 hours 20 minutes) sound/silent color 3/4 inch video
archival original 3 film reels (2,100 feet) sound/silent color S8mm
Culture:
Swazi (African people)  Search this
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Collection descriptions
Place:
Swaziland
Lomahasha, Swaziland
Date:
1980
Topic:
Ceremony--drumming--dancing--singing  Search this
Ritual--altar--ancestors--colors--symbolic objects--medicines  Search this
Ritual--animal sacrifice--purification--blood--confession--vomiting  Search this
Drumming--drums--double membrane--kettle drums  Search this
Ritual--preparations--space--medicines  Search this
Ritual--vomiting--induced--feather--"washing the stomach"  Search this
Adornment--initiates--hairstyle--plaiting--rubbed with red clay  Search this
Adornment--ceremony--initiates--necklaces--leg rattles--beads--vests  Search this
Speech--stylized--initiates--diviners--interrogation--"goo-peng-mula"  Search this
Rites of passage--separation--testing--reincorporation  Search this
Drumming--polyrhythms--drumming techniques--entertainment  Search this
Ceremonial dress--headdress--feathers--red--royalty--clanship  Search this
Spirit possession--drumming--water spirits--shaking  Search this
Ritual--animal sacrifice--blood bath  Search this
Feasting--food preparation--cooking--goats--chickens  Search this
Taboo--ritual--animal sacrifice--disposal of bones  Search this
Rites of passage--transition--spirit possession--initiates--crawling--return to homestead  Search this
Rites of passage--initiates--seclusion--hut  Search this
Dancing--ceremony--choreography--counterclockwise--processional  Search this
Dancing--ceremony--staffs--headdresses--animal pelts  Search this
Ceremony--conclusion--moral instruction--chief diviner  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Music  Search this
Instruments--musical instruments  Search this
Language and culture  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1983.7.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives T: 2, 4, 8, 11, 13, 18
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218236

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