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Finding Aids to Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture

SENEGAL COLLECTIONS
IN THE ARCHIVE OF FOLK CULTURE

Compiled by: Reinhardt Schuhmann, Kenneth Schweitzer, and Jud Wellington
Series Editor: Ann Hoog
Revised: January 2011


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 1968/008: Halim El-Dabh Collection of Music of Mali and Senegal, Africa
Seven 10-inch tapes of music of Mali and Senegal, Africa. Field recordings of dance music, rice cultivation songs, songs sung by Bambara, Kai, Peul, Sisoks, and Sonrai people; Ballet Africa; a marriage procession; Sonrai songs; natural sounds; Tamasheq speech; instrumental music; Tuareg performances; Tharef music; and other music and speech recorded by Halim el-Dabh in the summer of 1967 in Ségou, Bamako, and Tombouctou, Mali; and Dakar, Senegal. The collection includes a recording log (2 leaves) compiled from contents on original tape boxes. Recorded by Halim El-Dabh, summer, 1967. The collection includes logs. [catalog record]

AFS 13,147B7: One tape containing "Ballet Africa," recorded at a market place in Dakar, Senegal, 1967. (1 hour; LWO 5132 reel 1B)

AFS 13,148A: One tape containing an "Ensemble Instrumentale Senegalese" with Silvia Moore on guitar and Yoruba instruments and a piece on the kora, recorded at an artisan village in Dakar, Senegal, 1967. (1 hour; LWO 5132 reel 2A)

AFS 13,151A: One tape containing an "Ensemble Ballet," recorded at the Theatre Daniel Sorano in Dakar, Senegal, 1967. (1 hour; LWO 5132 reel 5A)

AFS 13,152A: One tape containing a "Ballet African," recorded at a village outside Dakar, Senegal, 1967. (1 hour; LWO 5132 reel 6A)

AFC 1972/011: Wayne Jackson / Music of Senegal
One 10-inch tape of 12 songs celebrating Senegalese culture recorded by Radio Senegal and presented to Wayne Jackson, 1960. (includes AFS 14,696). (1 hour and 30 minutes; LWO 6794)

AFC 1982/011: 1982 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection
The 1982 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection consists of manuscript and print materials, audio recordings, and graphic materials that document the 1982 concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The annual series, which began in 1977, features the presentation of folk traditions from many cultures. The 1982 series was produced with the assistance of the National Council for the Traditional Arts. [catalog record] [finding aid]

The following desribes documentation from the Djimo Kouyate concert, August 19, 1982.

RWA 4143-4144: Two 10-inch tapes containing instrumental and vocal music performed with commentary, khalam, and kora by Djimo Kouyate, a Mandinka griot. Recorded in concert at the Library of Congress Neptune Plaza by Pete Reininger, August 19, 1982. (1 hour and 20 minutes)

AFC 1982/011:Folder 12: One folder containing print materials concerning the Djimo Kouyate concert of August 19, 1982. Includes press release, news clipping, and biographical sketches.

AFC 1982/011:Envelope 13: Twenty-six black and white images from the Djimo Kouyate concert of August 19, 1982. Photographed by John T. Gibbs.

AFC 1982/011:Envelopes 14-15: Thirty-one color slides from the Djimo Kouyate concert of August 19,1982. Photographed by John T. Gibbs.

AFC 1986/037: 1986 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection
The 1986 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection consists of manuscript and print materials, audio recordings, and graphic materials that document the 1986 concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The annual series, which began in 1977, features the presentation of folk traditions from many cultures. The 1986 series was produced with the assistance of the National Council for the Traditional Arts. [catalog record] [finding aid]

The following describes documentation from the Djimo Kouyate concert, June 5, 1986.

AFS 24,253-24,255: Three 10-inch tapes of drum, kora, and vocal music of Senegal performeded by Djimo Kouyate (originally of Dianna, Senegal) a Mandinka griot, with Akua Femi Kouyate and Djiby Traore. Recorded in concert at the Library of Congress Neptune Plaza by Pete Reininger, June 5, 1986. (1 hour)

AFC 1986/037:Folder 8: One folder of print materials concerning the Djimo Kouyate concert of June 5, 1986. Includes press releases, fliers, and identification of people in photographs.

AFC 1986/037:Folder 9: Thirty five black and white images from the Djimo Kouyate concert of June 5, 1986. Photographed by Reid Baker and John T. Gibbs.

AFC 1986/037:Envelopes 16-17: Eighteen color slides from the Djimo Kouyate concert of June 5, 1986. Photographed by Reid Baker and John T. Gibbs.

 

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