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Title An African brass band / [presented by] Sélénium Films ; direction, photography and sound, Hugo Zemp.

Published Western Australia : Kanopy, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 4 streaming videos (83 minutes) : sound, colour.
Series Hugo Zemp Ethnomusicology Collection
Hugo Zemp Ethnomusicology Collection
Credits Research, local production continuity, Paul Dagri ; commentator's voice, Steve Feld ; participants in the discussion, Paul Dagri ... [et al.].
Summary At the beginning of the 20th century in Jacqueville, near Abidjan in the Côte d'Ivoire, traditional music was forbidden by the missionaries. But the inhabitants' enjoyment of their local festivals proved stronger, and the little town developed its own brass band. This is the story of that brass band, a brass band that isn't at all like a military band. It's a dancing brass band, an African brass band, that accompanies all the big and little moments of life: national festivals, religious ceremonies, funerals, fetes and celebrations, a musical game involving a football, tunes from the famous Mapuka dance, or the experimental use of sacred drums together with the brass band. A lively debate between the musicians in which a sense of humor is clearly present, examining fundamental questions about their tradition and its transformations in the context of the life of people today. This film was shot in July and August 2002, a few weeks before the outbreak of civil war in the Côte d'Ivoire.
Original Version Electronic reproduction. Originally produced: France : Sélénium Films, Hugo Zemp, Süpor XAO, 2006.
System notes Streaming video.
Language notes Introduction in English; most dialogue in French; English intertitles and subtitles.
Other author Zemp, Hugo, producer.
Dagri, Paul, producer.
Feld, Steven, narrator.
Sélénium Films, production company.
Süpor XAO (Firm), production company.
Kanopy (Firm), issuing body.
Subject Brass bands -- Côte d'Ivoire -- Jacqueville.
Brass band music.
Band musicians -- Côte d'Ivoire -- Jacqueville.
Music -- Côte d'Ivoire -- Jacqueville.
Dance -- Côte d'Ivoire -- Jacqueville.
Documentary films.
Jacqueville (Côte d'Ivoire) -- Social life and customs.