Ta Boh M'Bareh Dankawalie =: Visit My HomeAdditional title: Visit My Home
NamesKamara, Kewulay (Director)Kamara, Kewulay (Editor)Kamara, Kewulay (Film producer)Riley, Justin (Editor)
African Dance Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 2015-03-16
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 5007
TopicsCreoles (Sierra Leone)Dance -- Sierra LeoneMusic -- Sierra Leone
GenresFilmed danceTravelogues (Motion pictures)Filmed performances
NotesStatement of responsibility: Directed and Filmed by Kewulay Kamara.Content: Widescreen.Creation/production credits: Music, El Hadj Djeli Sory Kouyate (Boloba), Medo Kuyateh, Jali Karifa and Jali Konde (Nafulé), Jali Tigi Sury Gibateh and Jalli Manomoh Sury 'Nyatisufah' Gibateh (Fakolie) ; edit by Justin Riley, Kewulay Kamara.Venue: Videotaped during visit to Dankawalie, Sierra Leone, 2015 March 16.Acquisition: Gift; Kewulay Kamara ; 2015.
Physical DescriptionBorn digitalExtent: 1 video file (16 min.) : sound, color
Description"Taboh M'bareh is a photographic journey to Dankawalie village in northeastern Sierra Leone. Dankawalie is situated under the Bandanbeh (the great silk cotton tree) in the foothills of the Loma Mountains, the watershed of the great River Niger that draws a wide arch across West Africa as it flows northeast and southwest into the Gulf of Guinea. Ta Boh M'bareh takes the viewer from the Island of Jamaica by air to land in Freetown the capital of Sierra Leone. Repatriated and emancipated Africans from North America and England founded Freetown. Maroons from Jamaica and more Africans from slaving ships intercepted towards the end of the trans-Atlantic slave trade later joined this group. Collectively, their descendants are known as Creole and they speak a language called Krio. Once in Freetown, Ta Boh M'bareh moves from the viewer through the busy streets of Freetown to Dankawalie, over two hundred miles into the interior, where tradition and transformation are evident. In Dankawalie, deep traditions endure and the young flower in the wisdom and caring hands of elders. Everyone, young and old, takes pride in work. Music and dance are everywhere. Fun does not spoil seriousness. Work is play and play is work. Traditional education meets modern education. In the flowing streams, rushing rapids and broad smiles bring the abundant riches in nature and culture. Everywhere, people interact with plants and animals. And children learn to care for all. For over thirty years, poet storyteller Kewulay Kamara documents life in Dankawalie." -- notes from Vimeo, Ta Boh M'bareh Dankawalie.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 906940483NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20596142Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 29171310-4b66-0133-cdf9-60f81dd2b63c
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