Dance of Guinea, Préfecture de Macenta
NamesSano, Kemoko (Performer)Bangoura, Hamidou, 1941- (Director)Camara, Lamine (Videographer)
African Dance Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1991-01-13 - 1991-01-14
Table of ContentsPerformance by a men's drumming ensemble. Men and a woman take turns dancing -- Performance by a men's ensemble playing wind instruments and drums. Dancing by women and men of the village -- Performance by a women's ensemble playing gourd rattles in nets, with dancing by two women and a man -- Performance by a men's ensemble playing various types of drums. Women and men take turns dancing -- More footage of the women's ensemble with gourd rattles -- Performance by a men's ensemble playing various types of drums. Kemoko Sano and another man dance in turn -- Indoor performance at a cultural center. The performers, all men, include musicians, a dancer, and a singer-dancer; Kemoko Sano also plays the drum with the group.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIC 9-5069
TopicsDanceDrummers (Musicians)Music -- GuineaGuinea
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performancesField recordings
NotesVenue: Videotaped on location in the prefecture of Macenta, Guinea, on January 13-14, 1991 by Lamine Camara, a cameraman from Radio-Television of Guinea (RTG).
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (Betacam SP) (58 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
DescriptionDocumentation of part of a three-week trip to the interior of Guinea, made by Kemoko Sano and Hamidou Bagoura, respectively choreographer and technical director of Les Ballets Africains of the Republic of Guinea, in search of promising musicians and dancers who might be recruited for the company, and source material for new works. At each site they visited, they were received by local authorities, and watched local troupes. They are often glimpsed observing, recording, and occasionally taking part in the performances.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12451010Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): cc55c510-f870-0130-e693-3c075448cc4b
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