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Dates:
1931
Level:
item
Size:
Film reels (71 minutes, black-and-white silent; 1900 feet)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1977.01
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Footage shot during fieldwork in Dahomey (Benin), Nigeria, and the Gold Coast (Ghana). Documentation of Yoruba, Hausa, Ashanti, and Dahomean culture includes: elegbara dancers and an Igun (Egungun) ceremony in Abeokuta, Nigeria; Hausa drummers and praise singers of the Emir of Kano, Nigeria; court scenes and Kwasidei ceremony in Asokore (Gold Coast...