Title supplied by Archives staff (unpublished work)--archival collection
Supplementary material: 1
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
Film footage shot in West Africa and Central Africa. Footage relates to two separate explorations made by Boulton; the first to Angola and Central Africa; the second from Senegal to the Cameroons. Shots document the lost-wax casting technique in Benin (Dahomey) showing artisans crafting the clay mold for a figure; firing it; pouring gold/brass into mold; finishing detail work on the figurine. Scenes of musical performances (among Malinke peoples) in Mali/Niger; Games and dancing among women and children in 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