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Title Masters of the balafon. The joy of youth / Sélénium Films presents ; a film by Hugo Zemp.

Published Western Australia : Kanopy, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 streaming video (73 minutes) : sound, colour.
polychrome rdacc
Series Hugo Zemp Ethnomusicology Collection.
Hugo Zemp Ethnomusicology Collection.
Credits Research, direction, image and sound, Hugo Zemp ; research assistand and translations, Sikaman Soro ; 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. The music of the balafon is a source of joy while the young men are doing collective work in the fields, at age-group ceremonies, for the poro initiatory society, for the catholic mass and during young people's dance evenings. Musicians and non-musicians, young and old, talk about the different occasions for which this instrument is an indispensable presence marking the rhythms of life for this agricultural people. Traditional balafon music is far from dying out, and its extraordinary vitality and importance are evident in the activities of the younger generations.
Original Version Electronic reproduction. Originally produced: France : Sélénium Films, Hugo Zemp, Süpor XAO, 2002.
System notes Streaming video.
Language notes Undetermined dialogue with English subtitles.
Other author Zemp, Hugo, producer.
Süpor XAO (Firm), production company.
Sélénium Films, production company.
Kanopy (Firm), issuing body.
Subject Senufo (African people) -- Social life and customs.
Music -- Côte d'Ivoire.
Balo music.
Variant Title Joy of youth.