Title supplied by Archives staff (unpublished work)--archival collection
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
Footage shot on two separate expeditions to west and central Africa. Sites recorded include Dahomey (Benin) and Bamako, Mopti, Sangha, Gao, and Timbuktu in French Sudan (Mali). Ethnic groups include Bini, Chokwe, Dogon (Habbé), Malinké, Mbundu, Moors, and Taureg. Documentation features the lost-wax bronze casting technique (Dahomey); Malinké masks with musicians playing the <kora> or <bulon bata>; Chokwe and Mbundu dance and games; a Dogon market with shots around the Sangha countryside; various Dogon masks including the <kanaga> and monkey masks; Dogon women dancing with gourd "drums" and men dancing with <yo domolo> (staff for ritual thief); and scenes of Timbuktu including "Moorish soldiers" on camels outside the city and Tuareg men on horseback. Also included are games and dance by women and children and an elder musician playing <cngare> (curved xylophone) in Portuguese West Africa (Angola).
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
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD