UW Ethnomusicology Archives audio, film and video recordings: Simon Ottenberg recordings: Ottenberg Collection, 1952-1994  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Ottenberg, Simon
Title
UW Ethnomusicology Archives audio, film and video recordings: Simon Ottenberg recordings: Ottenberg Collection
Dates
1952-1994 (inclusive)
Quantity
20 items  :  EC - 5 vcts (VHS); 10 DVDs; 5 CDs
Collection Number
2013012
Summary
Miscellaneous audio, film, and video recordings made by or featuring Professor Simon Ottenberg (see notes field); Prof. Ottenberg's fieldwork in Nigeria during the 1950s and 1960s focused on the traditional arts of Afikpo Igbo culture.
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

Access is restricted.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Dr. Simon Ottenberg, is an emeritus professor of anthropology at the University of Washington and a scholar of modern and contemporary Nigerian art.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Contents:

Video recordings (notes from tape boxes unless indicated):

2013-12.1 EC (VHS tape); NMAFA Education Program - January 29, 1994 Guest Lecture/Panel Discussion: "Masks and Masking in Africa"; Simon Ottenberg and Philip Ravenhill.

2013-12.2 EC (VHS tape); NMAFA Docent Training - February 2, 1994 Guest Lecture/Gallery Discussion: "What is Masking all about?"; Simon Ottenberg.

2013-12.3 EC (VHS tape); 2-page typed contents description; Egungun Performance, Aug. 1990 in Erin Osun, Nigeria; organized by Lamidi Ayankunle; copyright Seattle Art Museum; 84 minutes, stereo; taped by P. McClusky and A. Frankel.

2013-12.4 EC (VHS tape); 1-page letter from S. Ottenberg to David Binkley; GRAViTON: The African Arts Network; Andy Frankel Field Tapes - Yoruba Bata & Egungun 1984-86, Southwestern Nigeria; Handwritten on tape label - YVC-006 copy; 10/31/85 - Odun Osun in Awo Ede; 11/1/85 - Ajangila in Awo.

2013-12.5 EC (VHS tape); note insert; Guinea Bissau Carnival, 1989, tape by Ernie Wolfe; Handwritten by S. Ottenberg - Ernie Wolfe, art dealer; Contents of insert - "The short tape, repeated a number of times, generally consists of crowd scenes. However, there are two places near the beginning when children show their masks to the camera that might be of interest. Not as good a video as Eve Crowley's."

DVD recordings:

2013-12.6 EC - Great Great Great Grandparents' Music [published DVD] A film by Taale Laafi Rosellini - African Family Films - c1998-2009 - 105 minutes; 6 pages of publicity material about the production.

2013-12.7 EC - ARCH VID / DT / 515.42 / O7 A45 / Ottenberg Afikpo / African [DVD label]; Notes taken during session w/ S. Ottenberg - Igbo (S.E. Nigeria), filmed in 1952 or 1953 by S. Ottenberg; Simon's first field trip; filmed on 16mm film (silent); first part filmed in Anohia (now pronounced Enohia); later part filmed in Mgbon (women); includes girls' initiation, boys playing masquerades, beating contest, women's satirical songs, initiates.

2013-12.8 EC - ARCH VID / DT / 515.42 / O7 O55 / Two - Ottenberg Afikpo 1950s / African [DVD label]; Notes taken during session with S. Ottenberg - Igbo, filmed in 1952 or 1953 by S. Ottenberg; includes market - horse killed to eat; girls dancing; boys' wrestling scene; masked performance - "skits," songs/dances.

2013-12.9 EC - ARCH VID / GV / 1705 / A47 / Cultural Dances: Ojianyalere International Okumkpor Amaikpo Ozizza Afikpo / African [DVD label]; Opening credits - "4th Anniversary / Ceremony of Ezedgo / Michael Oko Chukwu / Omaka Ejali of / Ehugbo / & / Conferment of / Chieftency title to / Prominent sons of Ehugbo / October 17, 1992"; Note taken during session with S. Ottenberg - Igbo peoples.

2013-12.10 EC - ARCH VID / GV / 1705 / O55 / Okunmkpo Cultural Dance MGBOM 1992 / African [DVD label]; Note taken during session with S. Ottenberg - Igbo peoples.

2013-12.11 EC - ARCH VID / GN / 653 / O8 / The Other: Chieftancy Title Ceremony (1 of 2) / African [DVD label]; [S. Ottenberg appears to be part of ceremony]

2013-12.12 EC - ARCH VID / GN / 653 / O8 / The Other: Chieftancy Title Ceremony (2 of 2) / African [DVD label]; [S. Ottenberg appears to be part of ceremony]

2013-12.13 EC - MEB [MBE?] and IKO / Festival in EHUGBO [DVD label] 2/2011 (Master); 2 hours 27 minutes; PRO-IMAGE (206) 284-5000; from S. Ottenberg - MBE = Feast of the turtle season; Iko = Dry season.

2013-12.14 EC - OKUNKPO - AMAIKPO / OZIZZA January 17, 1993 [DVD label] 2/2011 (Master); 2 hours 52.5 minutes; PRO-IMAGE (206) 284-5000.

2013-12.15 EC - Owu / Sabine Jell-Bahlsen / Chidi joins the Okoroshi Secret Society [DVD label]; 60 min. / English / DVD PAL [plays on computer]; from S. Ottenberg - Igbo ritual.

CD recordings:

2013-12.16 EC - Sana Kamara "Bongo Rapp" [hand-written on CD]; accompanying letter to S. Ottenberg from Ousmane Jobarteh dated Nov. 7, 2003 explains that the recording is of one of his teachers, Sana Kamara, who is mainly a drummer but here plays the Bongo, also known as Gongoma in Conakri (sp.?) or Kunkuma "in your part of Sierra Leone." "Sana has his own Mandinka style, quite unlike anything I have heard from any other musician on this instrument." The CD was recorded by Ousmane Jobarteh in his apartment in New Jeswang Gambia. Jobarteh also refers to his radio program.

2013-12.17 EC - Mostly Manding / #349 / 1 [hand-written on CD]; Radio program on WBRU-FM (Providence, RI) hosted by Ousmane Jobarteh 59:04 (1 track)

2013-12.18 EC - Mostly Manding / #349 / 2 [hand-written on CD]; Radio program on WBRU-FM (Providence, RI) hosted by Ousmane Jobarteh 56:18 (1 track)

2013-12.19 EC - Ekankan: 1-7 / Djeour Cissokho 8-15 [hand-written on CD; not sure of spelling]

2013-12.20 EC - Antoine Moundanda / Likembe Geani [hand-written on CD; not sure of spelling]

Documentation: Accompanying notes for a few tapes

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Malinke
  • Video recordings in ethnomusicology
  • Geographical Names :
  • Africa
  • Igbo(ibo)
  • Nigeria
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Lecture
  • Video recordings