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Diro and his talking musical bow

Author: Taale Laafi Rosellini; Richard Lawson; African Family Films (Firm); Centre national de la recherche scientifique (France); Technologique Ouagadougou Burkina Faso.
Publisher: Santa Cruz, CA : African Family Films, ©1979-1981.
Series: African family films.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Diro and his talking musical bow: a portrait of West African musician Diro Dah, who gathers materials from nature to construct, tune and play a new kankarama (musical bow). Using music to imitate the rising and falling tones of Lor, the language of the Lobi people, in a hide-and-seek game, Diro delightfully engages village children as he directs them to a hidden object with his talking musical bow. Adama: the Fulani  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: Taale Laafi Rosellini; Richard Lawson; African Family Films (Firm); Centre national de la recherche scientifique (France); Technologique Ouagadougou Burkina Faso.
OCLC Number: 42655542
Notes: Titles from title screens.
Credits: Camera, Jim Rosellini ; editors, Linda Moss, Jim Rosellini, Nancy Nigrosh ; narrator, Richard Lawson ; music, Oger Kabore.
Description: 1 videocassette (45 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in. + 1 guide ([4] pages ; 28 cm).
Details: VHS.
Series Title: African family films.
Other Titles: Adama:
Dance of the Bella
Responsibility: African Family Films in association with the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique et Technologique Ouagadougou Burkina Faso.

Abstract:

Diro and his talking musical bow: a portrait of West African musician Diro Dah, who gathers materials from nature to construct, tune and play a new kankarama (musical bow). Using music to imitate the rising and falling tones of Lor, the language of the Lobi people, in a hide-and-seek game, Diro delightfully engages village children as he directs them to a hidden object with his talking musical bow. Adama: the Fulani magician: a renowned deaf West African street performer and practicioner of the ancient Yan-Taori magic tradition spreads wonder and delight among the people of the Ouagadougou. Dance of the Bella: film of dance performed to humming and hand-clapping on the southern reaches of the Saharan desert. The Bella people, having survived seven years of drought and famine, dance at dusk celebrating Tabasky, the major Islamic feast of West Africa.

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