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Finding Aids to Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture

GUINEA COLLECTIONS
IN THE ARCHIVE OF FOLK CULTURE

Compiled by: Reinhardt Schuhmann, Kenneth Schweitzer, and Jud Wellington
Series Editor: Ann Hoog

Revised: December 2012


For additional information about Archive of Folk Culture collections, contact the Folklife Reading Room. To request copies, see our webpages regarding audio materials and photographic materials. Please refer to the AFC and/or AFS numbers when requesting information. All indications of time duration listed in this finding aid are estimates.

AFC 1951/007: Arthur S. Alberts Collection of West Africa Recordings
Twenty-four 7-inch tapes of music recorded in French Guinea, French Sudan, Gold Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, and Upper Volta by Arthur S. Alberts, ca. 1949-50. The collection includes a 3-page concordance.

AFS 10,035: One tape containing balaphon music played by Bambara performers recorded in Bamako, Mali; songs sung by Ewe (Togo) performers and Fanti, Ga, and Twi (Ghana) performers recorded in Gold Coast; and songs sung by Muzzin performers recorded in French Guinea. (29 minutes; LWO 4070 reel 7; tape copy on LWO 5111 reels 283/23B-24A)

AFS 10,036-10,038: Three tapes containing balaphon and female choral music recorded in French Guinea. (1 hour and 30 minutes; LWO 4070 reels 8-10; tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 283/24)

AFS 10,048: One tape containing instrumental music with drums and flute recorded in Kissidougou, French Guinea, and songs sung by Sudanese wandering minstrels (Hora) recorded in French Guinea. (30 minutes; LWO 4070 reel 20; tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 283/27A)

AFS 10,049: One tape containing songs sung by Sudanese wandering minstrels (Hora) and instrumental music with Kissi drums and flutes recorded in Kissidougou, French Guinea. (30 minutes; LWO 4070 reel 21; tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 283/27B)

AFS 10,050: One tape containing Malinké balaphon music and songs performed by Sudanese wandering minstrels (Hora) recorded in French Guinea. (30 minutes; LWO 4070 reel 22; tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 283/27B)

AFS 10,051: One tape containing songs by Sudanese wandering minstrels (Hora) recorded in French Guinea. (30 minutes; LWO 4070 reel 23; tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 283/28A)

AFS 10,052: One tape containing Malinké "banjo music" accompanied by male and female singers recorded in French Guinea and harp songs of the Buzi (Loma) people recorded in Liberia. (30 minutes; LWO 4070 reel 24; tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 283/28)

AFC 1958/009: Musée de l'Homme / Music of Pondo Kakou Secret Society from Ivory Coast, Dahomey, Guinea
One 12-inch commercial LP entitled Music of Pondo Kakou, secret society from Ivory Coast, Dahomey, Guinea. Recorded by Gilbert Rouget, ca. 1950s. The collection includes a short article about the Pondo Kakou, written in French. (The Musee de l'Homme LD 17 [LP shelf]) (includes AFS 11,347)

AFC 1958/010: Musée de l'Homme / Music of French Guinea
One 12-inch commercial LP disc entitled Music of French Guinea. Published by Musée de l'Homme MC 20.097. Possibly recorded by Gilbert Rouget, ca. 1950s. (includes AFS 11,348)

AFC 1991/009: Laura Boulton Collection (addition)
Two hundred thirty-nine tapes of music, songs, and lectures recorded in Angola, Canada, China, Ethiopia, Fiji, Ghana, Guinea, Haiti, India, Japan, Malaya, Micronesia, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Tahiti, Togo, Turkey, the United States, and Zaire by Laura Boulton, 1963-1984. The collection includes 5/8 linear inch of correspondence and tape logs. The collection comprises a supplement to the Laura Boulton cylinder, discs, and tape collection donated by Columbia University, 1973.

 

 

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