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

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Sercombe, Laurel; University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
Title
UW Ethnomusicology Archives video recordings: Visiting Artists Koo Nimo and Ray Holman
Dates
2000-04-11
Quantity
2 videotapes  :  OT - 2 vcts (S-VHS (NTSC), stereo, color); Duration: 2:32:00
Collection Number
2000001
Summary
University of Washington Visiting Artists Concert featuring Koo Nimo, Ray Holman, and guest artists. Recorded 4/11/2000, 8:00 PM, Meany Theater.
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


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.

Recorded by Laurel Sercombe (for Ethnomusicology Archives) with Panasonic AG-1960 S-VHS deck (video signal from Sony CCD-TR910 Hi8 camcorder; audio feed a mix from sound board and hung microphone).

Related Collections - W1 World 2000002 (audio recording on DAT and CD of same concert) and W1 World 2000003 (Video recording by Ter Ellingson)

Documentation: Concert program and flyers

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Description Dates
2000001-0001
1 videotape : VCT
Concert: (1 st half of concert) Palmwine guitar music and Ashanti drumming by Koo Nimo with guests Stella Amponsah(dancing), Yaw Asare Amponsah(premprensua-rhumba box and atumpan), Osei Kwame(seperewa, vocals) and Kofi Anang. Students; Rob Carroll(guitar,vocals), Carla Becker(percussion), Hillary Funk(dawuro-bell), Sheila Feay-Shaw(rattle), Kirsten Marshall(dawro-bell), Valerie Price(apentemma-support drum), Greg Campbell(abrukuwa, donno-squeeze drum) and Jenny Gill(support drum). Announcements by Philip Schuyler and Cynthia Schmidt.(2 nd half of concert, beginning) Steelband music by Ray Holman with guest artist Tom Miller(drums, percussion) and students Andrew Cooke, Bill Nordwell, Gerald Theon Poon, Brian Bensky, Chris Davidson, Shannon Dudley, Sheila Feay-Shaw, Jennifer Gill, Jonathan Zull, Christian Krehbiel, Emmy Ulmer, Yaw Amponsah (drums, percussion), Greg Campbell (drums, percussion), Miho Takekawa (drums, percussion), Michael Glynn (bass guitar), Mike McGee (bass guitar), Andrew Glynn (tenor saxophone), Jennifer Scott (flute). See logsheets for complete contents listing and durations.
2000-04-11
2000001-0002
1 videotape : VCT; Tracks: 5
(2 nd half of concert, continued from previous tape) Steelband music by Ray Holman with guest artist Tom Miller(drums, percussion) and students Andrew Cooke, Bill Nordwell, Gerald Theon Poon, Brian Bensky, Chris Davidson, Shannon Dudley, Sheila Feay-Shaw, Jennifer Gill, Jonathan Zull, Christian Krehbiel, Emmy Ulmer, Yaw Amponsah (drums, percussion), Greg Campbell (drums, percussion), Miho Takekawa (drums, percussion), Michael Glynn (bass guitar), Mike McGee (bass guitar), Andrew Glynn (tenor saxophone), Jennifer Scott (flute). See logsheets for complete contents listing and durations.
2000-04-11

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • 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)