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Dance Africa '98 African roots in American soil, male rites of passage

Title
Dance Africa '98 [videorecording] : African roots in American soil, male rites of passage / artistic direction by Chuck Davis.
Publication
c1998.

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Additional Authors
  • Davis, Chuck, 1937-
  • Olatunji, Babatunde.
  • Dahoue, Mamadou.
  • Diomandé, Vado
  • Carolle, Mian
  • Affoué, Yao
  • Oulaï, Sylvie
  • Fortune, Shelly
  • Smith, Tina
  • Lafortune, Sabine
  • Lincoln, Darnetha
  • Zetrenne, Guirlande
  • Hodge, Carlyn
  • Smith, Princess T.
  • Lafortune, Breana
  • Kevin, Aisha
  • Jean, Assamoua
  • Botty, Bi
  • Mitchell, David
  • Irie, Dji Bi.
  • Lizie, Tra Bi.
  • Diomandé, Sogbety.
  • Camara, Moussa.
  • Anjaku-Mujamal, Kibibi.
  • Anjaku, K. Salim.
  • Yahudah, Menes.
  • Ajanku, Jamilla
  • Boyd, Robin L.
  • Clarke, Akilah
  • Coleman, Dawn
  • Daley, Kyra
  • DeLeon, Cassandra
  • Hinton, Cheryl
  • Holley, Dorothy
  • Mujamal, Kauna
  • Musse, Rashidah K.
  • VonHendricks, Ayanne
  • Woods, Olufunmike
  • Ajanku, Jumoke.
  • Ajanku, K. Salim.
  • Jones, Darrin.
  • Taylor, Omari.
  • Zenenga, Praise.
  • Sola, Robert
  • Chitengedza, Dabson
  • Butholezwe, Ndlovu
  • Mlalazi, Smart
  • Sibanda, Brian
  • Ndlovu, Xolisani
  • Phuti, Godfrey Tiro
  • Hadebe, Dalubehle Trust
  • Green, James K.
  • Grant, William H., III
  • Woolbright, Ngoma.
  • Gibson-Woolbright, Normadien.
  • Robison, Mark (Cameraman)
  • Sweet Honey in the Rock (Musical group)
  • DanceAfrica (Festival)
  • Mask Dance Company.
  • Sankofa Dance Theater (Baltimore, Md.)
  • IWISA (Dance company)
  • BAM/Restoration DanceAfrica Ensemble.
  • DanceAfrica Council of Elders Mentoring Initiative.
  • Brooklyn Academy of Music.
  • Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation.
  • Character Generators/Video.
  • DHCA.
Description
3 videodiscs (NTSC) (180 min.) : sd., col.; 4 3/4 in.
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Alternative Title
  • African roots in American soil, male rites of passage
  • Male rites of passage
  • DanceAfrica '98, African roots in American soil, male rites of passage
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Video.
Note
  • DACEMI (DanceAfrica Council of Elders Mentoring Initiative) is a program for African-American boys aged 13 through 18, who participate in a youth leadership program sponsored by the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation.
  • BAM/Restoration DanceAfrica Ensemble is a group of one hundred adult and child performers sponsored by the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation.
  • Presented by Brooklyn Academy of Music.
  • Accompanied by house program.
Access (note)
  • Permission required.
Credits (note)
  • Cameraperson, Mark Robison; stage manager, N'goma Woolbright; assistant stage manager, Normadien Woolbright; lighting, William H. Grant III.
Event (note)
  • Videotaped in performance at Brooklyn Academy of Music Opera House, Brooklyn, New York, on June 21, 1998, by Character Generators Inc.
Funding (note)
  • This videorecording was preserved with support provided in part by Save America's Treasures through a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
System Details (note)
  • DVD.
Contents
  • Disc 1 (60 min.): Memorial: Breaths / choreography, Chuck Davis ; music, Sweet Honey in the Rock ; performed by community ensemble and candle bearers -- Griot / greeting and welcome by Chuck Davis, who introduces his teacher Michael Babatunde Olatunji -- Procession of Elders -- Drum call -- Sacred grove -- Spiritual protection / dances associated with male rites of passage, performed by three masks: mask Guéglin, Mask Djouanigbê and Mask Zaouly ; performed by Mask Dance Company ; artistic director, Mamadou Dahoué ; female dancers-singers, Mian Carolle, Yao Affoué, Sylvie Oulaï, Shelly Fortune, Tina Smith, Sabine Lafortune, Darnetha Lincoln, Guirlande Zetrenne, Carlyn Hodge, Princess T. Smith ; young female dancers, Breana Lafortune, Aisha Kevin ; male dancers-singers-mask dancers, Mamadou Dahoué, Vado Diomandé, Assamoua Jean, Bi Botty, David Mitchell ; musicians-singers, Dji Bi Irie (music director), Tra Bi Lizie, Sogbety Diomandé, Moussa Camara.-- Empowerment -- Rite of passage -- Kingo / dance of the Mandinka people, Gambia, West Africa ; performed by the DACEMI initiates and their mentors ; the initiates are individually introduced by Chuck Davis.
  • Disc 2 (60 min.): Continuation of Kingo -- Call to culture / performed by Sankofa Dance Company [name also given on program as Sankofa Dance Theater] from Baltimore, Md. ; directors, Kauina [name also given on program as Kauna and Kuana] Mujamal, Kibibi Ajanku-Mujamal ; musical directors, K. Salim Ajanku, Menes Yahudah ; dancers, Jamila Ajanku, Kibibi Ajanku-Mujamal, Robin L. Boyd, Akilah Clarke, Dawn Coleman, Kyra Daley, Cassandra DeLeon, Cheryl Hinton, Dorothy Holley, Kauna Mujamal, Rashidah K. Musse, Ayanna VonHendricks, Olufunmike Woods ; drummers, Jumoke Ajanku, K. Salim Ajanku, Darrin Jones, Omari Taylor, Menes Yahudah -- Welcoming / danced by the BAM/Restoration DanceAfrica Ensemble and the DACEMI initiates -- African connection / danced by IWISA Dance Company ; manager, Praise Zenenga ; dancers, Robert Sola, Dabson Chitengedza, Butholezwe Ndlovu, Smart Mlalazi, Brian Sibanda, Xolisani Ndlovu, Godfrey Tiro Phuti, Dalubehle Trust Hadebe -- Dance Rituelle, dance Zoua, dance Koukoubâ, dance Zaouly / danced by Mask Dance Company.
  • Disc 3 (60 min.): African roots in American soil / choreography, James Kelley Green III ; Dundunbah (dance of strength) from Guinea ; performed by the DACEMI initiates -- Umoja / includes gum boot dance -- Introduction of participants and closing remarks by Chuck Davis -- Continuation of DanceAfrica celebration outside Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-762
OCLC
NYPY99-F1121
Title
Dance Africa '98 [videorecording] : African roots in American soil, male rites of passage / artistic direction by Chuck Davis.
Imprint
c1998.
Country of Producing Entity
United States
Credits
Cameraperson, Mark Robison; stage manager, N'goma Woolbright; assistant stage manager, Normadien Woolbright; lighting, William H. Grant III.
Event
Videotaped in performance at Brooklyn Academy of Music Opera House, Brooklyn, New York, on June 21, 1998, by Character Generators Inc.
Restricted Access
Permission required.
Funding
This videorecording was preserved with support provided in part by Save America's Treasures through a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
System Details
DVD.
Local Note
Former classmark: *MGZIC 9-5810.
Local Subject
Initiation dances.
Mask dances.
Stilt dances.
Weapon dances.
Male dancing.
Added Author
Davis, Chuck, 1937- director.
Davis, Chuck, 1937- choreographer.
Davis, Chuck, 1937- speaker.
Olatunji, Babatunde. Instrumentalist
Dahoue, Mamadou. Director
Diomandé, Vado, dancer. Singer
Carolle, Mian, dancer.
Affoué, Yao, dancer.
Oulaï, Sylvie, dancer.
Fortune, Shelly, dancer.
Smith, Tina, dancer.
Lafortune, Sabine, dancer.
Lincoln, Darnetha, dancer.
Zetrenne, Guirlande, dancer.
Hodge, Carlyn, dancer.
Smith, Princess T., dancer.
Lafortune, Breana, dancer.
Kevin, Aisha, dancer.
Jean, Assamoua, dancer. Singer
Botty, Bi, dancer. Singer
Mitchell, David, dancer. Singer
Irie, Dji Bi. Musician
Lizie, Tra Bi. Musician
Diomandé, Sogbety. Musician
Camara, Moussa. Musician
Anjaku-Mujamal, Kibibi. dir
Anjaku, K. Salim. dir
Yahudah, Menes. dir
Ajanku, Jamilla, dancer.
Boyd, Robin L., dancer.
Clarke, Akilah, dancer.
Coleman, Dawn, dancer.
Daley, Kyra, dancer.
DeLeon, Cassandra, dancer.
Hinton, Cheryl, dancer.
Holley, Dorothy, dancer.
Mujamal, Kauna, dancer.
Musse, Rashidah K., dancer.
VonHendricks, Ayanne, dancer.
Woods, Olufunmike, dancer.
Ajanku, Jumoke. Musician
Ajanku, K. Salim. Musician
Jones, Darrin. Musician
Taylor, Omari. Musician
Zenenga, Praise.
Sola, Robert, dancer.
Chitengedza, Dabson, dancer.
Butholezwe, Ndlovu, dancer.
Mlalazi, Smart, dancer.
Sibanda, Brian, dancer.
Ndlovu, Xolisani, dancer.
Phuti, Godfrey Tiro, dancer.
Hadebe, Dalubehle Trust, dancer.
Green, James K., choreographer.
Grant, William H., III, lighting designer.
Woolbright, Ngoma. Production personnel
Gibson-Woolbright, Normadien. Production personnel
Robison, Mark (Cameraman), videographer.
Sweet Honey in the Rock (Musical group)
DanceAfrica (Festival)
Mask Dance Company.
Sankofa Dance Theater (Baltimore, Md.)
IWISA (Dance company)
BAM/Restoration DanceAfrica Ensemble.
DanceAfrica Council of Elders Mentoring Initiative.
Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation.
Character Generators/Video.
DHCA.
Research Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-762
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