Les Ballets Africains de Papa Ladji Camara
NamesCamara, Ladji, 1923- (Speaker)Palmer, Robert (Musician)Cherry, James (Musician)Donaldson, Kehinde (Musician)Brannon-Bey, Vernon (Musician)Hylton, Kevin Nathaniel (Musician)Webb, Carolyn (Carolyn Jeannette) (Dancer)Webb, Carolyn (Carolyn Jeannette) (Musician)Ward, Penny (Videographer)Ballets Africains de Papa Ladji Camara (Performer)New York Public Library. Dance Collection (Associated name)Hylton, Kevin Nathaniel (Dancer)Camara, Ladji, 1923- (Musician)Camara, Ladji, 1923- (Dancer)
African Dance Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1994-10-14
Table of ContentsReel 1 (ca. 55 min.). Papa Ladji's drum solo -- L'appel des tam-tam -- Djiba -- Lamban, dance of circumcision.Reel 2 (ca. 53 min.). Doku -- Song taught to audience -- Dance: Sarokarifa.Reel 3 (ca. 15 min.). Speech by Papa Ladji.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 2332Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-4655 (former)
TopicsDance -- GuineaMusic -- GuineaDrummers (Musicians)Dance, Black -- United States
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performances
NotesStatement of responsibility: Recording made possible by the cooperation of Les Ballets Africains de Papa Ladji Camara and the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image of the Dance Collection of The New York Public Library.Performers: Performed by Les Ballets Africains de Papa Ladji Camara: drummers and singers, Papa Ladji Camara, Robert Palmer, James Cherry, Kehinde Donaldson, Vernon Brannon-Bey, Kevin Nathaniel Hylton, and Carolyn Webb ; dancers, Papa Ladji Camara, Hylton and Webb. Audience members appearing in impromptu dancing include Fanyuma M. Camara, Audrey Livingstone, Rochel Ann Herbert, and others.Venue: Videotaped in performance at Fareta Studios, New York, on October 14, 1994, by Penny Ward.Funding: Recorded with the assistance of grants from New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 3 videocassettes (U-matic) (123 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
DescriptionStudio performance of dance and music from Guinea, including audience participation in dances, a song taught to the audience by Papa Ladji Camara, and several impromptu speeches by Papa Ladji, a native of Guinea who now lives in the United States.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY95-F221NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12176505Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 37684ce0-72e0-0134-1ca0-00505686a51c
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