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African Play

Object Details

Creator
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Museum of African Art (U.S.)
Anacostia Pre-School Program
Scope and Contents
Ofori Ansah explains children in Africa like to make up stories, games, and songs about animals; he also explains folktales. Ofori Ansah and a group of children play the African game of tail or tail, and sing and dance to Kye Kye Kule. The children, dressed as animals, perform a folktale as told by Ofori Ansah.
Performance - music, dance, storytelling, and theater. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. Related to Kwanzaa Programs. 17 copies of African Play. 16 black and white copies. 1 color copy [AV003553]. Some copies have audio and/video distortions. Transcribed from AV000841 - AV000845: Kwanzaa African Play. AV002231: dated 19910827. Remainder of the assets: dated 19780821.
Date
1978
Extent
12 Video recordings (open reel, 1/2 inch)
5 Video recordings (U-matic, 3/4 inch)
1 Video recording (VHS)
Type
Archival materials
Video recordings
Folk tales
Musical games
Folk drama
Topic
African Americans
Children
Games
Play
Storytelling
Folklore
Folk music
Dance
Music
Theater
African culture
Kwanzaa
Education -- Museums
Place
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Culture
African American
African
Citation
African Play, Record Group AV09-023, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier
ACMA.09-023, Item ACMA AV003191
Local Numbers
ACMA AV003195 ACMA AV003197 ACMA AV003199 ACMA AV003542 ACMA AV003544 ACMA AV003553 ACMA AV003566 ACMA AV003568 ACMA AV003571 ACMA AV003577 ACMA AV003579 ACMA AV000841 ACMA AV000842 ACMA AV000843 ACMA AV000844 ACMA AV000845 ACMA AV002231
General
Title transcribed from opening credits of video recording.
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