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Title J.C. Abbey, Ghana's Puppeteer. [Kanopy electronic resource]

Publication Info. Documentary Educational Resources, 2016.
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2019.
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (55 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
digital
video file MPEG-4 Flash
Note Title from title frames.
Film
In Process Record.
Performer J.C. Abbey, Nii Noi Nortey, Nii Otoo Annan
Event Originally produced by Documentary Educational Resources in 2016.
Summary This film documents an exceptional fifty-year artistic career, from Accra's streets to Ghana's villages to international TV. In fifteen delightful puppet shows, Mr. Abbey is joined by musicians Nii Noi Nortey and NiiOtoo Annan and filmmakers Nii Yemo Nunu and Steven Feld to chronicle Ghana's music since independence in 1957. The marionettes perform ethnic songs, dances and stories, but equally the sounds of highlife, Afrojazz, Afro-rock, reggae, and contemporary hiplife. The innovative soundtrack includes historical documents from radio, TV and broadcast, and LP, as well as new compositions commissioned and performed to playback. The film mixes styles of historical documentary and contemporary music video. Through the pleasures of performance it reveals the cosmopolitan politics that intertwine ethnic, traditional, national, and global musical styles in Ghana today.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Language In English,Ewe,Fante,Ga,Twi
Subject African studies.
Artists.
Music.
Documentary films.
Genre Documentary films.
Added Author Feld, Steven, film director.
Abbey, J.C., actor.
Noi Nortey, Nii, actor.
Otoo Annan, Nii, actor.
Documentary Educational Resources (Firm), Distributor.
Kanopy (Firm), Distributor.
Music No. 6472922 Kanopy
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