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Periodical Periodical Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:Verba Africana: African languages and oral literatures: DVD documentation and digital materials
Author:Merolla, DanielaISNI
Year:200*
Language:English
City:Leiden
Publisher:Department of Languages and Cultures of Africa and ELNWS FB Internationalisation, University of Leiden
Geographic terms:Africa
Ghana
Mali
Tanzania
Subjects:oral literature
storytelling
oral literature (form)
documentary films (form)
Link:http://www.hum2.leidenuniv.nl/verba-africana/
Abstract:The Verba Africana series aims at producing DVDs for the video documentation, research and e-learning of African languages and oral literatures. The idea underlying this project is that both textual content and visual performance are essential for the classification, description and interpretation of African verbal arts as well as for the comprehension of their aesthetic quality and reception. Verba Africana 1: Ewe stories and storytellers from Ghana. Verba Africana 2: Zanzibar, Taatab and Ngoma performances. Verba Africana 3: Mali, L'épopée de Soundjata. Verba Africana 4: Hogbetsotso: celebration and songs of the Ewe migration story. Interview with Dr. Datey-Kumodzie.
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