UW Ethnomusicology Archives video recordings: Daniel Mato recordings, Undated  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Mato, Daniel
Title
UW Ethnomusicology Archives video recordings: Daniel Mato recordings
Dates
Undated
Quantity
6 items  :  EC - 6 vcts (99-8.1-2 (2 copies of each) (VHS); 99-8.3-4 ((S-VHS), stereo, color); Duration: 5:15:00
Collection Number
1999008
Summary
Archive copies made from Daniel Mato's original recordings (except 99-8.1-2 "Dubs" which were deposited by Daniel Mato 8/5/99).
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

99-8.1 EC: "Field Film - Chief Dancing, Adowa Dancing, Young Boy Dancing, Interview" (outdoor drum and dance sequence, University of Ghana, Kumasi) (36:20).

99-8.2 EC: "Chief Dancing; 2 women dancing; Young man dancing; King-Queen dancing (Kumasi - July 1997)" [indoor section: Akan Ceremonial Dance (University of Ghana, Legon)) (46:20) (same as .1 to 22:00).

99-8.3 EC: Akan ceremonial dance (same as .2 (22:07 thru 46:40)); Adowa dancing (outdoor drum and dance sequence, Univ. of Ghana, Kumasi); Interview (outdoors) (2:03:00).

99-8.4 EC: Interview (outdoors); Outdoor drum and dance sequence (different footage from that on .1 and .2) (28:30).

See logsheets for detailed list of contents.

Note: There is some duplication of footage among these tapes and confusion as to the appropriate sequence of events recorded; Koo Nimo and his ensemble appear in some portions.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Description
1999008-0001: Field Film: Dances; Interview
1 videotape : VCT; Tracks: 1
"Field Film: Chief Dancing, Adowa Dancing, Young Boy Dancing, Interview" (outdoor drum and dance sequence, University of Ghana, Kumasi) Made from Daniel Mato's original recordings (content identification taken from his tape label)
1999008-0002: Field Film: Dances
1 videotape : VCT; Tracks: 1
"Chief Dancing; 2 women dancing; Young man dancing; King-Queen dancing (Kumasi - July 1997)" [indoor section: Akan Ceremonial Dance (University of Ghana, Legon)] (46:20) (same as . 1 to 22:00). Made from Daniel Mato's original recordings (content identification taken from his tape label)
1999008-0003: Field Film: Dances; Interview
1 videotape : VCT; Tracks: 1
Akan ceremonial dance (same as . 2 (22:07 thru 46:40)); Adowa dancing (outdoor drum and dance sequence, Univ. of Ghana, Kumasi); Interview (outdoors) (2:03:00). Made from Daniel Mato's original recordings (content identification taken from his tape label)
1999008-0004: Field Film: Dances
1 videotape : VCT; Tracks: 1
Interview (outdoors); Outdoor drum and dance sequence (different footage from that on . 1 and . 2) (28:30). Made from Daniel Mato's original recordings (content identification taken from his tape label)
1999008-0005: Dancing
1 videotape : VCT; Tracks: 1
Chief Dancing; 2 women dancing; Young man dancing; King-Queen dancing (Kumasi-July 1997)
1999008-0006: Field Film
1 videotape : VCT; Tracks: 1
Field Film: Chief dancing, Adowa dancing, young boy dancing, interview

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Video recordings in ethnomusicology
  • Geographical Names :
  • Africa
  • Ghana
  • West Africa
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Video recordings
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Amponsah, Daniel, 1934- (performer)