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International zone. Africa dances

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International zone. Africa dances
Cooke, Alistair, 1908-2004 (Host)
Sarma, Ramakantha (Director)
Ballets Africains (Performer)
United Nations (Producer)
Cooke, Alistair, 1908-2004 (Host)

African Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1967
Place: United States
Publisher: U.S. Broadcasters Committee for the United Nations
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 8086
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-4050 (former)
Drummers (Musicians)
Dance -- Guinea
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Motion pictures
Documentary films
Creation/production credits: Supervising producer, Ben Park ; executive producer, George Movshon.
Performers: Performed by Les Ballets Africains, the national ensemble of the Republic of Guinea.
Venue: Performance segments recorded in New York in the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations during a concert commemorating Human Rights Day, 1967.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (Betacam SP) (27 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Performance of music and dance, preceded by a brief speech by the ambassador from Guinea. The program opens with an introduction by Cooke in the empty General Assembly Hall, and includes informal footage of the company arriving at the United Nations and touring its buildings.Special event coverage and commentary.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12176508
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 507f27e0-86ab-0135-f8f1-655a40667952
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1908: Creator Born
  • 1967: Issued
  • 2004: Creator Died
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "International zone. Africa dances" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1967.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "International zone. Africa dances" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 1, 2020.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1967). International zone. Africa dances Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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International zone. Africa dances