African villages and music
Scope and Contents
This segment, hosted by Charles Collingwood, discusses the use of music in African villages, especially music samples of the Babembe (i.e. Bembe) found in the Middle Congo of French Equatorial Africa (now Congo). Typical Babemic instruments, such as an earth bow, two-man bow, mouth harp, drums, sanza, calabash, ocarina, ngonfi, and nasambi (a lute-like instrument) are shown in films produced by Jurgen Beach of Denmark and Herbert Pepper, chairman of the Musicology Department of the University of French Equatorial Africa.
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1 Film Reel (30 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm.
1 Videocassette (U-Matic (30 minutes)) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
3/4 in., U-Matic, viewing copy
Other Finding Aids
Finding aid: script.
Original format: 16mm kinescope.
Originally aired June 3, 1956 as part of the CBS/AMNH Adventure television series.
Charles Collingwood, host; John Cosgrove, director; Charles Romine, producer; Shelby Gordon, assistant producer; Frank de Felitta, script director; Michael Vidor, writer; Grover Cole, production design; Bernard Birnbaum, supervisor of film; Herb Harris, music; Carl Schutzman, technical director; Myron Bleam, set director; Hal Anderson, light director.
- African villages and music, 1956
- Iris Lee
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