UW Ethnomusicology Archives video recordings: Visiting Artists Concert: Koo Nimo and Ray Holman, 2000-04-11  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
Title
UW Ethnomusicology Archives video recordings: Visiting Artists Concert: Koo Nimo and Ray Holman
Dates
2000-04-11
Quantity
3 items  :  EC - 3 vcts (S-VHS (NTSC), stereo, color); WD - 2 DVDs; Duration: 2:30:00
Collection Number
2000003
Summary
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Visiting Artists Concert, 4/11/2000, 8:00 p.m., Meany Theatre; Archives copies made from Ter Ellingson's Mini-DV-60 originals.
Repository
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
98195-3450
Telephone: 206-543-0974
ethnoarc@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

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Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Daniel "Koo Nimo" Amponsah, is an Asante "living legend" who performs the old and the new traditions of Ghana. His music brings to life the meaning of the Sankofa image, a symbolic bird of Asante, looking backwards with one foot forward to the future. Koo Nimo's musical background began at age nineteen when he was teaching drumming, guitar and brass band music in his village of Foase. Trained in chemistry, he worked at the University of Science and Technology in Kumasi as chief laboratory technician until his retirement in 1998. During this time he was an active musician and public figure, and was also the first Ghanaian to produce a compact disc of his music, Osabarima. In 1957, the year of Ghana's independence, he formed "Adadam Agofomma" (Going Back to Roots) ensemble. He was the president of the Musicians Union for 10 years and became a recipient of the Grand Medal for Lifetime Service to Ghana from the Head of State. Koo Nimo has been a source of inspiration for many musicians through the force of his character and his creative blend of Ghanaian musical forms, Spanish guitar style, and jazz chord progressions. He has performed internationally, at Lincoln Center in New York, Australia, U.S. and Britain. He can also be seen in several documentaries: "Crossing Over", "Repercussions" and the latest, "Dr. Gates's Travels through Africa".

- University of Washington School of Music Adowa Music and Dance flyer, May 22, 2000

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Title (from concert program): Visiting Artists in Ethnomusicology--From Ghana: Palmwine guitar music and Asante Drumming--Koo Nimo and guest artists Stella Amponsah, Yaw Asare Amponsah, Osei Kwame, (and) Kofi Anang; and from Trinidad: Steelband Music-Ray Holman and guest artist Tom Miller.

Video Recording by Ter Ellingson.

Contents of EC set: Tape 1 - Koo Nimo (beginning of 1st half of concert) (1:00:00) Tape 2 - Koo Nimo (end of 1st half (18:00)); Ray Holman (last piece of 2nd half (9:29)) (total = 27:30) Tape 3 - Ray Holman (2nd half of concert through 'Bazodee' (1:02:46))

Contents of DVDs: 2000-3.1 WD - Koo Nimo (entire first half of concert) (1:17:43) 2000-3.2 WD - Ray Holman (entire second half of concert) (1:12:07)

DVD copies of Ellingson originals produced 11/2008 (files: VisArt 2000_Koo Nimo.iMovieProject; VisArt 2000_Ray Holman.iMovieProject)

Related Collections - W1 World 2000001 (video recording by Archives) and W1 World 2000002 (DAT and CD recordings)

See log sheets from related collections for more complete information

Documentation: Concert program and flyers

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Description Dates
2000003-0001: UW Visiting Artists Concert (1st half): Koo Nimo
1 optical media : DVD - unpublished
Contents:2000-3. 1 WD - Koo Nimo (entire first half of concert) (1:17:43)
2000-04-11
2000003-0002: UW Visiting Artists Concert (2nd half): Ray Holman
1 optical media : DVD - unpublished
Contents:2000-3. 2 WD - Ray Holman (entire second half of concert) (1:12:07)
2000-04-11

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Concerts
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Video recordings in ethnomusicology
  • Geographical Names :
  • Ghana
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Trinidad
  • World
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Video recordings
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Amponsah, Daniel, 1934- (performer)
    • Holman, Ray, 1944- (performer)