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Aouatara [electronic resource] : young Baga women / Canal+ and Les Films D'Ici present ; in association with France 3 ; a film by Laurent Chevallier.

Publication:
Paris : Ampersand, 1996.
Format/Description:
Video
1 online resource (51 minutes)

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Subjects:
Baga (African people).
Folk music -- Guinea.
Music -- Guinea.
Rites and ceremonies -- Guinea.
Women healers.
Women -- Guinea.
Form/Genre:
Ethnographic films.
Documentary films.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
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Summary:
In Guinea, traditional music is not a mere hobby but a cultural element cementing the identity of each ethnic group. It was a men's affair, at least until the apparition of an independent female band. The 'Baga Guinee,' a band of ten women aged between 25 and 40, is performing at weddings, baptisms and other ceremonies raising eyebrows in this tradition-laden country.Their rising popularity is a source of problems at home, with husbands and large families complaining about their constant traveling and demanding performance schedule. So how do these Baga women manage to match their traditional family life with the requirements of a musical career?
Notes:
Title from resource description page (viewed October 06, 2015).
Contributor:
Chevalier, Laurent, director.
Alexander Street Press.
Les Films d'ici, production company.
Société nationale de programme France-Régions, production company.
Studio Canal+, production company.
OCLC:
934519738
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.