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Title Masters of the balafon. Friend, well come! / Sélénium Films presents ; a film by Hugo Zemp.

Published Western Australia : Kanopy, 2013.


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Physical description 5 streaming videos (48 minutes) : sound, colour.
polychrome rdacc
Series Hugo Zemp Ethnomusicology Collection.
Hugo Zemp Ethnomusicology Collection.
Credits Research, image and sound, Hugo Zemp ; editing, Jean Martin, Hugo Zemp.
Summary Among the Senufo people of northern Côte d'Ivoire, the balafon (xylophone with calabash resonators) is an emblematic musical instrument. Returning to Senufo country 40 years after his first encounter with balafon music in 1958, ethnomusicologist Hugo Zemp recalls memories of this and subsequent visits in the early 60s, before participating in a musical event of startling impact. Six orchestras, playing simultaneously but independently, circle with the dancers around the deceased person, who is swathed in fabric by the men before being buried. The subjective camerawork of this first-person documentary shows us little by little the slow and irresistible build-up in the intensity of the event. An 18-minute sequence-shot allows us to live this unforgettable experience in real time without any interruption
Original Version Electronic reproduction. Originally produced: France : Sélénium Films, Hugo Zemp, Süpor XAO, 2002.
System notes Streaming video.
Other author Zemp, Hugo, producer.
Sélénium Films, production company.
Süpor XAO (Firm), production company.
Kanopy (Firm), issuing body.
Subject Senufo (African people) -- Funeral customs and rites.
Music -- Côte d'Ivoire.
Balo music.
Variant Title Friend, well come!