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Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1970
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1 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Several major geographic regions may be defined in terms of terrain and patterns of natural vegetation, namely the central Congo Basin, the uplands north and south of the basin, and the eastern highlands. The eastern highlands region is the highest and most rugged portion of the country. It extends for more than 1,500 kilometers from above Lake Alb...

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Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1970
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1 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Since the late 1950's, Congolese music has had a profound impact on most African countries south of the Sahara and enjoyed a following that stands uncontested by any other African style of popular music. Long-standing bandleaders like the late Franco Luambo Makiadi and his T.P. O.K. Jazz and Tabu Ley (Seigneur Rochereau) with his band Afrisa Intern...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1970
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1 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Since the late 1950's, Congolese music has had a profound impact on most African countries south of the Sahara and enjoyed a following that stands uncontested by any other African style of popular music. Long-standing bandleaders like the late Franco Luambo Makiadi and his T.P. O.K. Jazz and Tabu Ley (Seigneur Rochereau) with his band Afrisa Intern...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1970
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Size:
1 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Since the late 1950's, Congolese music has had a profound impact on most African countries south of the Sahara and enjoyed a following that stands uncontested by any other African style of popular music. Long-standing bandleaders like the late Franco Luambo Makiadi and his T.P. O.K. Jazz and Tabu Ley (Seigneur Rochereau) with his band Afrisa Intern...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1970
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1 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"Lying slightly north of the Equator, the Ruwenzori Range has a maximum breadth of 30 miles (50 km) and extends south-north for 80 miles (130 km) between Lake Edward and Lake Albert. Unlike most African snow peaks, the Ruwenzori is not of volcanic origin but is a gigantic horst of six separate glaciated masses, reaching a high point in Mount Stanle...

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Creators:
Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
1951-1953
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1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2000-007
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This photograph was taken by Dr. Simon Ottenberg at the okumkpa presented on the eke Sunday afternoon of 13 January 1952 in the main common of Amuro village. Dr. Ottenberg was conducting field research at Afikpo village-group, southeastern Nigeria, from December 1951 to March 1953.

Original title reads, "Okumkpa play, Amuro village, Amuro players. Each village has its own players, although players may perform in other villages as well. The name of the mask is also the name for the entire dress. Female ibibio style mask. A form derived from the Ibibio people some distance south of Afikpo, but now made at Afikpo. Differs from A...

Publication title reads, "Player in ori costume and ibibio mask at the Amuro okumkpa, 1952."

"Okumpka, the most elaborate masquerade found at Afikpo Village-Group, is the most popular and well attended Afikpo masked ritual. It consists of a series of skits, songs, and dances presented by masked players in the main common of a village during of an afternoon or evening. The play is closely associated with the village secret society; all play...

The photograph depicts dancer wearing ibibio mask and using the dark raffia ori costume. Players in the skits wear this mask to represent an adult woman or at other time a man, and okumkpa musicians sometimes use it as well. The name refers to the fact that Afikpo consider it of Ibibio design and origin. The carving is both purchased by Afikpo in I...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1972
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1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The photograph depicts Baule dignitary N'Goran Koffi with his linguist and elders. "During the colonial period the French sought to consolidate their authority over the peoples of the south-eastern region by creating district and cantonal chiefs. Though untraditional, these offices have survived, and their occupants have increasingly sought to gain...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1972
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1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The photograph depicts Baule dignitary N'Goran Koffi with his linguist and elders. "During the colonial period the French sought to consolidate their authority over the peoples of the south-eastern region by creating district and cantonal chiefs. Though untraditional, these offices have survived, and their occupants have increasingly sought to gain...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1972
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1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The photograph depicts elaborate gold-leafed wooden tops of Ebrie (now Kyaman) linguist staff. "The range of proverbial themes depicted by linguist staffs is very great. Each of these was intended to convey some moral message to the beholder. During the colonial period the French sought to consolidate their authority over the peoples of the south-e...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1972
Level:
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Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The photograph depicts elaborate gold-leafed wooden tops of Ebrie (now Kyaman) linguist staff. "The range of proverbial themes depicted by linguist staffs is very great. Each of these was intended to convey some moral message to the beholder. During the colonial period the French sought to consolidate their authority over the peoples of the south-e...

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