Badenya '98, Sekouba Kandia Kouyate: a tribute to Samory Turay and his time ; a festival of oral tradition, music, and dance of West Africa
NamesKouyate, Sekouba Kandia. (Performer)Diabaté, Abdoulaye, 1955- (Performer)Van Buren, Tom. (Director)Kamara, Kewulay. (Host)Lee, Violet. (Lighting designer)Niang, Mamadou (Videographer)Center for Traditional Music and Dance (New York, N.Y.) (Associated name)John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Theater. (Associated name)New York Public Library. Dance Collection (Associated name)National Initiative to Preserve American Dance (Associated name)Badenya '98 (Festival) (Associated name)
African Dance Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1998-05-30
Table of ContentsSakohdougou, [a song that] tells the story of Mandeng before the Sundiata -- Lamban, [a song] talking about the Way of the Mandeng -- Keme bourema, narration of the Turay genealogy named after Samory's brother -- Na (Mother), [a song expressing how] our gratitude goes to Keme Kamora (the mother of Samory) and all mothers -- Nanfule, song of freedom, for the world will not remain the same.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 2461Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-5834 cassette seven (former)
TopicsSamory, ca. 1830-1900
NotesStatement of responsibility: presented by the Center for Traditional Music and Dance in collaboration with the Badenya Organizing Committee ; concept design, organizing committee chair and master of ceremonies, Kewulay Kamara ; project director, Tom van Buren.Statement of responsibility: This performance was videotaped by the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image of the Dance Collection of The New York Public Library with the cooperation of the Center for Traditional Music and Dance, Badenya Organizing Committee, Mamadou Niang, John Jay College Theater, The City University of New York.Creation/production credits: Badenya Organizing Committee: chair, Kewulay Kamara, and Sherrif Ceesay, Babou Kassé, Mamadou Niang, Mahamadou Salieu Suso ; Center for Traditional Music and Dance, artistic and executive director, Ethel Raim ; sound, Douglas Rice ; lighting, Violet Lee.Performers: Introduced by Tom van Buren and Kewulay Kamara.Performers: Performed by Sekouba Kandia Kouyate, with two female vocalists and musical ensemble ; final song, Nanfule, performed by Abdoulaye Diabate and Sekouba Kandia Kouyate.Venue: Videotaped in performance at John Jay College Theater, The City University of New York, New York, on May 30, 1998. Video production: director, Mamadou Niang ; cameras, Ghasem Ebrahimian, Mark Braverman ; editing, François Bernadi.Funding: This project was made possible by a grant from the National Initiative to Preserve America's Dance (NIPAD), a program under the umbrella SAVE AS: DANCE, underwritten by The Pew Charitable Trusts and administered at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.Funding: The assistance of New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts is gratefully acknowledged.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (Betacam SP) (29 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
DescriptionPerformance of vocal and instrumental music ; no dance content. According to the program, Almamy Samory Turay (also known as Samori Toure) "was the greatest West African leader of the 19th century -- 'the Napoleon of the Sudan' -- and the finest example of African dignity expressed in resistance."
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14090289Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0e985720-e880-0131-8c3c-3c075448cc4b
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