UW Ethnomusicology Archives video recordings: White Mountain Apache Dancers, 1978-04-15  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
Title
UW Ethnomusicology Archives video recordings: White Mountain Apache Dancers
Dates
1978-04-15
Quantity
1 videotapes  :  1 DVCAM master (5"); Duration: 20:00.; Film Log.
Collection Number
2007018
Summary
Recorded 4/15/78 at the University of Washington, Hec-Edmundson Pavilion, during the 7th Annual Pow-wow & Celebration sponsored by the UW American Indian Student Assoc.
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

Born and raised on the White Mountain Apache reservation in the Whiteriver community of North Central Arizona, Joe Tohonnie, Jr. draws inspiration for performing from his culture. His grandfather, Stacey Classey, was a medicine man who sang traditional Apache songs, while his father Joe Tohonnie Sr. shared traditional Navajo songs with him. Both Apache and Navajo influences of songs have brought Tohonnie, Jr. full circle to find his own personal voice. In honor and respect of these two tribal influences he chose to find a peaceful resolution instead of conflict. In addition, Joe's Dzilth Ligai White Mountain Apache Crown Dancers are his family, they protect him in many ways. It is with great respect that they honor their traditional values and their integrity with who they are and what they represent. Joe has been honored by accepting invitations from the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, the 2002/2003 Gathering of Nations Powwow in Albuquerque, NM, and the Santa Fe Indian Market in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Joe is well on his way to crossing tribal barriers that may have divided us, but in the end only bring us closer to who we are.

- https://www.indianpueblo.org/

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Digital videocassette copy (with soundtrack) of original unpublished 16mm film footage produced by the UW Ethnomusicology Archives; received from Robert Garfias 10/07; for audio original see entry for collection 78-10 (includes logsheet).

Original audio recorded on Nagra IV-S with Neumann KM 83 mics on Ampex 407 tape by Rita Shou-Fan I, Cynthia Thiessen, and Lim Chew-Pa; filmed by Robert Garfias.

Contents (from film log): 1) War dance - "Nabah'si"; 2) Mountain Spirit Dance - Social "Gaan" or "Kaan" dance type.

Performers: dancers - Dave Ethelbah (1 & 2), Leon Albert (1 & 2), Michael Ethelbah (2), Edgar Perry (2); singer-drummer - Paul Ethelbah (age 50); instruments - water drum, drum stick, war dance spirs [?]

Note: in film log for war dance is note, "dancers break in middle" and "(two songs)."

Duration: 00:20:00

Documentation: Pow-wow program (in doc file for 78-10)

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Description Dates
2007018-0001
1 videotape : VCT; Tracks: 2
Digital videocassette copy (with soundtrack) of original unpublished 16 mm film footage produced by the UW Ethnomusicology Archives; received from Robert Garfias 10/07; for audio original see entry for collection 78-10 (includes logsheet). Original audio recorded on Nagra IV-S with Neumann KM 83 mics on Ampex 407 tape by Rita Shou-Fan I, Cynthia Thiessen, and Lim Chew-Pa; filmed by Robert Garfias. Contents (from film log): 1) War dance - "Nabah'si"; 2) Mountain Spirit Dance - Social "Gaan" or "Kaan" dance type. Performers: dancers - Dave Ethelbah (1 & 2), Leon Albert (1 & 2), Michael Ethelbah (2), Edgar Perry (2); singer-drummer - Paul Ethelbah (age 50); instruments - water drum, drum stick, war dance spirs [?] Note: in film log for war dance is note, "dancers break in middle" and "(two songs)."Duration: 20:00.
1978-04-15

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • American Indian
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Video recordings in ethnomusicology
  • Geographical Names :
  • North America
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • United States
  • Western Apache--North America--Southwest and Basin
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Video recordings
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • White Mountain Apache Dancers (performer)