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Griottes of the Sahel : female keepers of the Songhay oral tradition in Niger

Author: Thomas A HaleMarie HornbeinFrank WilsonJack EggertAissata NiandouAll authors
Publisher: University Park, Penn. : PennState Audio-visual Services, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Griottes maintain the oral tradition of the Songhay people by singing praises of people and recounting geneology. Their music and dance are important elements of ceremonies and social events.
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Genre/Form: Music
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas A Hale; Marie Hornbein; Frank Wilson; Jack Eggert; Aissata Niandou; Pennsylvania State University. Audio-Visual Services.; Pennsylvania State University. Center for Instructional Design and Integrated Technologies.; Pennsylvania State University. College of the Liberal Arts.; WPSX-TV (Television station : University Park, Pa.)
OCLC Number: 27300680
Credits: Videographer, Jean-Pierre Kaba.
Performer(s): Jack Eggert, Aissata Niandou.
Description: 1 videocassette (12 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Other Titles: Female keepers of the Songhay oral tradition in Niger
Responsibility: a production of the Center for Instructional Design and Integrated Technologies ; produced in association with the College of the Liberal Arts, Pennsylvania State University ; WPSX-TV ; producer/writer, Thomas A. Hale ; director/editor, Marie Hornbein ; executive producer, Frank Wilson.

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Griottes maintain the oral tradition of the Songhay people by singing praises of people and recounting geneology. Their music and dance are important elements of ceremonies and social events.

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