Dankarafule, an African cultural celebration a tribute to Papa Ladji Camara

Title
Dankarafule, an African cultural celebration [electronic resource] : a tribute to Papa Ladji Camara / presented by Kewulay Kamara in association with the Learning Alliance.
Publication
c1995.
Electronic Resource

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Description
4 streaming video files (NTSC) (197 min.) : sd., col.
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Special event coverage and commentary.
  • Video.
  • Black films and programs.
  • Readings.
Note
  • Recording made possible by the cooperation of Papa Ladji Camara, Kewulay Kamara, the Learning Alliance, and the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image of the Dance Collection of The New York Public Library.
Access (note)
  • Patrons can access streaming video files only at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Performer (note)
  • Masters of ceremonies: Camille Yarbrough and Baba Kwame Ishangi.
Event (note)
  • Videotaped in performance at Symphony Space, New York, on October 8, 1995, by Mamadou Niang and Ibrahima Diaby.
Funding (note)
  • Recorded with the assistance of grants from New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Contents
  • Reel 1. [Music and dance] (ca. 20 min.) / performed by Africa Jaliya Kafo: Salieu M. Suso (kora, vocals [and introductions]), Sarjo Kuyateh (kora, vocals), Lanssana Kuyateh (balafon), Karamba Jobarteh (dondon ba), Nakoyo Suso (dance and vocals), and Erik Goldman (guitar).
  • [Speeches and prayers] (ca. 13 min.) / by Camille Yarbrough, Baba Kwame Ishangi, Ali Abdullah, and Amadou Boli.
  • [Music and dance] (ca. 14 min.) / performed by Les Ballets Africains de Papa Ladji Camara: dancers, Linda Crews, Diana Taylor, Pat Mabry, Akua Brabham, Kevin Nathaniel [Hylton], Fanyuma Camara, Carolyn Webb, Esther Grant, Aisha Griffin, Malika Iman, and Beverly Rouget ; drummers, Kehinde Donaldson, James M. Cherry, Ronald Gray, Robert Palmer, and Alisha Zebulon.
  • [Speeches] (ca. 14 min.) / by Ray McKethan, Wali Rahman, and Rhonda Morna.
  • Reel 2. [Music and dance] (ca. 15 min.) / choreography, Stafford C. Berry, Jr. ; performed by the Seventh Principle Performance Company: dancers, Stafford C. Berry, Candace M. Hundley, Rhonda Holland, Dionne B. Kamara, C. Kemal Nance, and Monique Newton ; musicians, Stefon Harris (arranger, percussion), Khalil Kwame Bell (djembe, percussion), Jason Moran (piano), and Lance Murphy (saxophone).
  • [Speeches] (ca. 6 min.) / by Elombe Brath and Afida Derby.
  • [Music and dance] (ca. 13 min.) / choreography, Youssouf Koumbassa ; performed by Les Ballets Bagata, featuring Youssouf Koumbassa (executive director) ; dancers, Timothy Bishop, Robin Gee, Michael Kibi Haynes, Sebronie Koumbassa, Lavette Diane Scott, Kennan Scott, Amma (Pam) Wilson, and Alisha Zebulon ; drummers, Youssouf Koumbassa, M'bemba Bangoura, and Karamba Dambakate ; bala, Lansana Kouyate.
  • [Music and dance] (ca. 17 min.) / performed by Les Frères Guinée: Lansana Kouyate, Mbemba Bangoura, Youssouf Koumbassa, Karamba Damake, Moussa Camara, Mohamed Diabi, Tenefin Diabate, Ali Diabate, Mamasa Camara, Fatou Camara, Alassane Souma, Abdoulaye Sillah, Momoso Camara, and Abou Sillah.
  • [Music] (ca. 8 min.) / performed by Kimati Dinizulu (drum), Songa of the Valley and Bassirou Jorbateh (percussion).
  • [Speech] (ca. 3 min.) / by David Levine of the Learning Alliance.
  • Reel 3. [Speeches] (ca. 8 min.) / by Mensah Wali and Aboubacar.
  • [Music and poetry] (ca. 18 min.) / performed by Jayne Cortez and the Firespitters: Jayne Cortez (voice), Deonardo Cruz (drums), Al MacDowell (bass), and Bern Nix (guitar).
  • [Speech] (ca. 4 min.) / by Kewulay Kamara.
  • [Music] (ca. 18 min.) / performed by Foday Musa Suso: Foday Muso [sic] (koba), Manu Walton (congas), and Abdul Hakeem (guitar).
  • [Speech] (ca. 1 min.) / by Kewulay Kamara.
  • Reel 4. [Drum solo and speech] (ca. 13 min.) / by Papa Ladji Camara.
  • [Presentation of photo album to Papa Ladji; music and dance finale] (ca. 12 min.) / by Kewulay Kamara, Papa Ladji Camara, Les Ballets Africains de Papa Ladji Camara, and others.
Call Number
*MGZIDF 2344
Title
Dankarafule, an African cultural celebration [electronic resource] : a tribute to Papa Ladji Camara / presented by Kewulay Kamara in association with the Learning Alliance.
Imprint
c1995.
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
Performer
Masters of ceremonies: Camille Yarbrough and Baba Kwame Ishangi.
Event
Videotaped in performance at Symphony Space, New York, on October 8, 1995, by Mamadou Niang and Ibrahima Diaby.
Summary
An evening of speeches and performances in honor of Papa Ladji Camara and his contributions to African-American dance and music.
Funding
Recorded with the assistance of grants from New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Restricted Access
Patrons can access streaming video files only at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Local Note
Former call number: *MGZIC 9-5008.
Additional Copy: None.
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Added Author
Camara, Ladji, 1923- Performer. Speaker
Yarbrough, Camille. Host. Speaker
Ishangi, Kwame. Host. Speaker
Berry, Stafford C., choreographer, dancer.
Koumbassa, Youssouf, choreographer. Performer
Dinizulu, Kimati. Performer
Cortez, Jayne. Performer
Kamara, Kewulay, speaker.
Suso, Foday Musa. Performer
Niang, Mamadou. Videographer
Diaby, Ibrahima. Videographer
Ballets Africains de Papa Ladji Camara.
Seventh Principle Performance Group.
Ballets Bagata.
Frères Guinée (Dance company)
Learning Alliance (Firm)
New York Public Library. Dance Collection.
DHCA.
Research Call Number
*MGZIDF 2344
*MGZIC 9-5008 (former)
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