UW Ethnomusicology Archives video recordings: Yaw Amponsah, Bartholomew Komoah, and Bonnie McConnell: KEXP-FM radio interview and performance, 2008-2009  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Komoah, Bart; Amponsah, Yaw; McConnell, Bonnie
Title
UW Ethnomusicology Archives video recordings: Yaw Amponsah, Bartholomew Komoah, and Bonnie McConnell: KEXP-FM radio interview and performance
Dates
2008-2009 (inclusive)
Quantity
2 optical media  :  EC - 1 compact disc (digital, stereo) and 1 DVD (color, digital, stereo); Duration: 00:57:25
Collection Number
2012002
Summary
Recordings of Bartholomew Komoah, University of Washington graduate student in Ethnomusicology, with other musicians.
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

Yaw Amponsah is a master percussionist from Ghana, West Africa. A versatile player, Yaw can play many styles of music from Ghana including Highlife, Agbadja, and Kpanlogo. His specialty is the music of the multi-part percussion ensembles of the Ashanti people. These sets of drums and corresponding rhythms can be made up of eight or more independent percussion parts. He is the leader of Anokye Agofomma and a member of Manghis Khan quartet.

Bart Komoah graduated with an M.A. in Ethnomusicology from the University of Washington in 2010.

Bon­nie McConnell is a PhD can­di­date in eth­no­mu­si­col­ogy at the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton. Her dis­ser­ta­tion focuses on music and health in The Gam­bia, bring­ing together per­spec­tives from med­ical eth­no­mu­si­col­ogy, global health and devel­op­ment, and per­for­mance the­ory.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Contents:

2012-2.1 - Live broadcast from KEXP-FM radio, Seattle, 5-1-2009; interview of Bartholomew Komoah by Jon Kertzer, host of "The Best Ambiance" and performance of Bawaa music by B. Komoah with Bonnie McConnell on gyil (xylophone)(including "Zoronifa" and "Old Man Dance") (Duration = 15:47)

2012-2.2 (DVD) - Performance by Bartholomew Komoah, Yaw Amponsah, and other musicians at Hidmo Eritrean Restaurant, Seattle, 12-7-2008; performance of "Akantam," "Bawaa," "Yanyankole," "Sisala dance," and "Kete" (Duration = 41:38)

Compact disc copy of KEXP-FM broadcast provided to Archives by Jon Kertzer and copied to digital file 1/24/2012 (44.1 kHz/16-bit); DVD copy of Hidmo recording provided to Archives by Bartholomew Komoah and copied to digital file 1/27/2012.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Geographical Names :
  • Africa
  • Ghana
  • West Africa