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Finding Aids to Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture

MALI COLLECTIONS
IN THE ARCHIVE OF FOLK CULTURE

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


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.

AFS 10,029-10,052: 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 10,034: One tape containing balaphon and "banjo music" played by Bambara performers recorded in Bamako, Mali. (32 minutes; LWO 4070 reel 6; tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 283/23B)

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 10,970-10,971: Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Sweeney / West African and Ethiopian Folk Music
Two 10-inch tapes of music and spoken word recorded in Ethiopia and West Africa by Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Sweeney, ca. 1952-56.

AFS 10,971: One tape containing a conversation in English, elephant jokes, instrumental music, narration, songs, and stories recorded at various locations in West Africa, including the Gold Coast and Mali. Assembled and narrated by Mrs. Sweeney, December 3, 1952. (1 hour; LWO 2449 reel 2)


AFS 13,147-13,153: Halim El-Dabh / Mali and Senegal Recordings
Seven 10-inch tapes of music of Mali and Senegal. Recorded by Halim El-Dabh, summer 1967. The collection includes a 2-page log a 1-page log. (13 hours; Includes LWO 5132)

AFS 13,147A-B6: One tape containing rice cultivation songs recorded in Bamako and songs sung by Bambara, Kai, Peul, Sisoks, and Sonrai. Recorded in Segou, Mali. (1 hour; LWO 5132 reel 1)

AFS 13,148B: One tape containing a marriage procession recorded in Bamako and Tharef music (including Peul and Sonrai performers) recorded in Tombouctou, Mali. (1 hour; LWO 5132 reel 2B)

AFS 13,149: One tape containing solo songs by the Sonrai Guard; "Nature," a speech in Tamasheq (Tuareg language); music performed on the Tuareg violin by a Sonrai woman; and music performed on the thumb piano by a Sonrai man. Recorded in Tombouctou, Mali. (1 hour; LWO 5132 reel 3)

AFS 13,150: One tape containing music performed on the thumb piano, "Tuaje Grut Tamasheq," a worker's song, "Nature," and Tuareg people in their village. Recorded in Tombouctou, Mali. (1 hour; LWO 5132 reel 4)

AFS 13,151B: One tape containing a speech in Tamasheq and a village dance entitled "Femine Africaine." Recorded in Tombouctou, Mali. (1 hour; LWO 5132 reel 5B)

AFS 13,152B: One tape containing an instrumental ensemble. Recorded in Bamako, Mali. (1 hour; LWO 5132 reel 6B)

AFS 13,153: One tape containing "Wa-ka-na" and a piece on the Tamasheq guitar. Recorded in Tombouctou, Mali. (1 hour; LWO 5132 reel 7)

AFC 1973/028: Laura Boulton Collection
One thousand one hundred sixty-six 10 inch discs, 18 14-inch discs, 1 3-inch tape, 22 5-inch tapes, and 344 7-inch tapes of music recorded in Angola, The Bahamas, Canada, The Congo, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Jamaica, Japan, Martinique, Mexico, Native American Music, Nyasaland, Peru Polynesia, Sierra Leone, Uganda, and the USA by Laura Boulton, Walter Garwick, George Hibbit, Bascom Lamar Lunsford, and Charles F. Lummis, ca. 1904-1961. The collection includes 12 linear inches of logs, correspondence, and notes.

AFS 15,880-16,151: Laura Boulton Collection Part 8: French West Africa
Two hundred seventy-two 10-inch discs of music recorded in Benin, French Sudan, Niger, Nigeria, and other locations by Laura Boulton, 1934. Duplicated in part on AFS 17,329-17,368. The collection includes 1 1/2linear inches of concordances and fieldnotes.

AFS 15,934: One disc containg "Fishing Song" recorded in Gao, Mali. (4 minutes; tape copy on LWO 7551 reel 20B)

 

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