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Music Round the World: the Music of French Africa

(Audio recording)

Language: English
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"This edition of the Music Round the World series showcases a variety of songs, dances, and ceremonies from French Africa. Including the following songs: a healing song from Madagascar; rhythmic drumming from the Malinke peoples of French Guinea, West Africa; a song that pays homage to a king from North Madagascar; music from a camel tournament, performed by Tuareg women of the Sahara Desert; a work song from Togo; a descriptive piece about a hunt on the violin; a sitting dance; recordings of the Pygmy peoples from Middle Congo; Pygmy women yodelling before men set out on an elephant hunt; and an Pygmy evening dance. Music from French Africa included in this program forms part of the Columbia Library of Folk and Primitive Music collected by Alan Lomax. The recordings are taken from the Mus?e de L?Homme in Paris. This programme was edited by Andre Chaffnaire and Gildare Roger. The programme was prepared and distributed by the Radio Division of UNESCO in Paris. The commentary is by Keith Wood. "

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Place/region: Guinea, Madagascar, West Africa, Africa
Type: Performing arts
Production and personalities:
Performer: Various artists
Publisher: UNESCO Radio
Producer: Alan Lomax, Keith Wood
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Original: Reel-to-reel audio tape
Location: F-S.314
UMVS reference: STV2468
File No: SYNAV-DIGIT-A02477-ENG , A02576-SPA.WAV
Source ref.: MCR/800
Rights holder: UNESCO
Additional info: For licensing details see MKCR/800