Masters of the Balafon series
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[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2015.
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Originally produced by Documentary Educational Resources in 2002.
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Balafon is the name given in French speaking West Africa to a xylophone with calabash resonators. This instrument is emblematic of the Senufo people of the Cote d'Ivoire (the former Ivory Coast). The balafon is played under differing circumstances and in combination with different groups of instruments. Not for nothing do the peoples of the Cote d'Ivoire call the northern part of their country "the land of the balafon." Filmed in long sequences to preserve the integrity of the music and speech of the musicians, this series of four documentaries introduces the audience to the fascinating world of a living musical tradition. Each documentary can be viewed independently, as a whole, or in sections indicated by chapter titles. The complete series lasts nearly 4 ½ hours (including extras), providing a full account of a sophisticated African musical tradition. "Hugo Zemp has this remarkable gift for placing the audience in the midst of the action... (He) presents a piece of work that no lover of traditional West African music - be it researchers, musicians, music lovers, teachers or students - should do without." "" Vincent Zanetti, Cahiers de musiques traditionnelles, 15, 2002 (translated from French) "These videos exhibit, in their picture and sound quality, all the marks of state-of-the-art digital technology, and the camera work by Zemp, usually up close and right in the thick of things, ensures that we can almost feel as if we were there... The series is a major achievement in visual documentation." "" Roderic Knight, Ethnomusicology, 49 (2), 2005 "The Masters of the Balafon films all show the respect Zemp has for the musicians and their culture, and the instrument." "" Geoffrey Whittall, The World of Music, 47(2), 2005 Films in the Masters of the Balafon series Funeral Festivities The Joy of Youth The Wood and the Calabash Friend, Well Come! Related Resources Read Hugo Zemp's article on Senufo balafon music, originally published in Resound: Part 1 from January/April 2006 Part 2 from October/December 2006
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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In English

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(2015). Masters of the Balafon series . Kanopy Streaming.

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2015. Masters of the Balafon Series. Kanopy Streaming.

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Masters of the Balafon Series Kanopy Streaming, 2015.

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Masters of the Balafon Series Kanopy Streaming, 2015.

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