Diro and his talking musical bow : Dance of the Bella (VHS tape, 1979) [WorldCat.org]
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Diro and his talking musical bow : Dance of the Bella

Author: Richard Larson; African Family Films (Firm)
Publisher: Venice, CA : African Family Films, 1980.
Series: African family films.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
First film: A portrait of Diro Dah, an elder Lobi musician of the kankarama or musical bow. Filmed in his West African village, Diro constructs tunes and plays a new bow, using music to imitate the rising and falling tones of the Lobi language. Second film: is of a dance performed to humming and hand clapping on the southern reaches of the Sahara desert. The Bella people, having survived seven years of draught and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Music
Named Person: Diro Dah; Diro Dah
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Larson; African Family Films (Firm)
OCLC Number: 41343304
Notes: Title from data sheet.
"Diro and his talking musical bow" also issued also in Bambara, French, and Spanish.
First film narrated by Richard Larson ; Second film subtitled in English.
Credits: Produced, directed and camera by Taale Laafi Rosellini.
Description: 1 videocassette (11 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Series Title: African family films.
Other Titles: Dance of the Bella
Responsibility: African Family Films.

Abstract:

First film: A portrait of Diro Dah, an elder Lobi musician of the kankarama or musical bow. Filmed in his West African village, Diro constructs tunes and plays a new bow, using music to imitate the rising and falling tones of the Lobi language. Second film: is of a dance performed to humming and hand clapping on the southern reaches of the Sahara desert. The Bella people, having survived seven years of draught and famine, dance at dusk celebrating the major Islamic feast Tabasky ('Id al-Adha).

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