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Title: Central Mali cultural event documentaries Open Access Deposited

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  • shooting video and editing into documentaries
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  • Documentaries about festivals (some annual, some less often) and ceremonial events, filmed in the course of linguistic fieldwork in central Mali. Those relating to Dogon are: Bamba fishfest 2010; Degeju festival at Yendouma 2012; Dogon cowfest at Pergue 2011; Ginna Dogon 2011 Bandiagara; Koira Bery festival 2010; Songho circumcision 2010; Tomtoms of Tupere; and Yanda huntfest 2010. Bangande (speakers of Bangime) are represented in Tabaski at Bounou (the Muslim feast of the ram). Fulbe are represented in Cowfest at Bamguel 2011 (cowfests are a Fulbe specialty, but the Dogon of Pergue have their own). Songhay is represented by Coronation at Hombori 2011 (the enthronment or "intronisation" of a new king of Hombori). Videos are available in multiple formats.
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  • jheath@umich.edu
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  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
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  • Moran, Steven & Forkel, Robert & Heath, Jeffrey (eds.) 2016. Dogon and Bangime Linguistics. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. http://dogonlanguages.org
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Curation notes
  • On February 25, 2020, a new version of "readme MaliCulturalEvents.txt" was added to this dataset in place of the original version. The updated version now here contains corrected information about the files this dataset contains and is the most accurate and up-to-date documentation. No other files were altered or updated.
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  • 04/02/2020
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  • 05/09/2018
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  • https://doi.org/10.7302/pphk-a788
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Heath, J. (2018). Central Mali cultural event documentaries [Data set]. University of Michigan - Deep Blue. https://doi.org/10.7302/pphk-a788

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README FILE FOR "Central Mali cultural events documentaries" videos

These videos were made as a byproduct of linguistic fieldwork in villages in central Mali between 2010 and 2012. They are in documentary form, with English captions. Most of the videos cover regularly recurring (annual to triennial) events of local importance: two cowfests (where prizes are awarded for the best herd); a fishfest and a huntfest; other traditional annual festivals at Koira Bery, Yanda, and Yendouma; a regional Dogon festival (Ginna Dogon); the approximately triennial group circumcision at Songho; and the Muslim Feast of the Ram (Tabaski). Also a documentary about tomtoms and tomtom-led dancing (Tomtoms of Tupere), and the coronation (enthronement) of a new chief at Hombori. Primary funding from National Science Foundation.

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Title: Dogon cowfest at Pergue 2011
Formats: Audio Video Interleave (.avi), Quicktime (.qt) and Windows Media Video (.wmv)
Recorded in Perge near Douentza in December 2011.
Length 4:36.
Description: Documentary of a cowfest (the best herd is awarded a prize) at Perge village near Douentza, Mali. The event is disrupted by bees. Captions in English.
Camera by Minkailou Djiguiba and Salif Morogoye. Editing and titles by Jeffrey Heath.

Title: Cowfest at Bamguel 2011
Formats: Audio Video Interleave (.avi), Quicktime (.qt) and Windows Media Video (.wmv)
Recorded in Bamguel village near the eastern cliffs of the Dogon plateau, Mali, in 2011.
Length 9:20.
Description: Documentary of a major cowfest attended by several government ministers and prefects, with performances by musical groups, an acrobat, and horsemen, on an isolated sand dune east of the Dogon plateau. Captions in English.
Camera by Minkailou Djiguiba and Jeffrey Heath. Editing and titles by Jeffrey Heath.

Title: Koira Bery festival 2010
Formats: Audio Video Interleave (.avi), Quicktime (.qt) and Windows Media Video (.wmv)
Recorded in Koira Bery near Douentza, Mali, in 2010.
Length 5:48.
Description: Footage of singing and dancing from an annual festival.
Camera by Minkailou Djiguiba. Editing and titles by Jeffrey Heath.

Title: Bamba fishfest 2010
Formats: Audio Video Interleave (.avi), Quicktime (.qt) and Windows Media Video (.wmv)
Recorded in Bamba on the eastern cliffs of the Dogon plateau, Mali, in 2010.
Length 11:52.
Description: Documentary of the Antogo, a famous annual fishfest held at Bamba at the end of the dry season. Includes horse-racing scenes. Captions in English.
Camera, editing, and titles by Jeffrey Heath.

Title: Degeju festival Yendouma 2012
Formats: Audio Video Interleave (.avi), Quicktime (.qt) and Windows Media Video (.wmv)
Recorded in Yendouma, Mali in February 2012.
Length 18:22.
Description: Documentary of an annual three-day festival at Yendouma. Captions in English.
Camera by Minkailou Djiguiba. Editing and titles by Jeffrey Heath.

Title: Tabaski at Bounou 2011
Formats: Audio Video Interleave (.avi), Quicktime (.qt) and Windows Media Video (.wmv)
Recorded in Bounou village, Mali, in 2011.
Length 9:50.
Description: Documentary of the Muslim holy day Feast of the Ram. The men gather for the religious ceremony. This is followed by feasting on slaughtered sheep in the village. Captions in English.
Camera, editing, and titles by Jeffrey Heath.

Title: Coronation at Hombori 2011
Formats: Audio Video Interleave (.avi), Quicktime (.qt) and Windows Media Video (.wmv)
Recorded in Hombori, Mali, in June 2011.
Length 19:50.
Description: Documentary of the enthronement of a new chief (or king) of Hombori. Captions in English.
Camera by Boubacar Maiga and Jeffrey Heath. Editing and titles by Jeffrey Heath.
The language featured in this video is Humburi Senni (Songhay).

Title: Yanda huntfest 2010
Formats: Audio Video Interleave (.avi), Quicktime (.qt) and Windows Media Video (.wmv)
Recorded in Yanda, Mali in April 2010.
Length 8:55.
Description: Documentary of an annual huntfest. Hunting is done at night. The ceremonies occur the following day. Firing of ceremonial muskets plays a big role. Captions in English.
Camera, editing, and titles by Jeffrey Heath.

Title: Ginna Dogon 2011 Bandiagara
Formats: Audio Video Interleave (.avi), Movie (.mov) and Windows Media Video (.wmv)
Recorded in Bandiagara, Mali in 2011.
Length 26:11.
Description: Documentary of a major Dogon cultural event held every 2 or 3 years. This one, the third, was in Bandiagara. Performances with dancers, masks, and stilts are featured. Captions in English.
Camera by Minkailou Djiguiba and Jeffrey Heath. Editing and titles by Jeffrey Heath.

Title: Tomtoms of Tupere
Formats: Audio Video Interleave (.avi), Quicktime (.qt) and Windows Media Video (.wmv)
Recorded in Tupere near Boni, Mali, in October 2011.
Length 16:46.
Description: Documentary illustrating the various rhythms for tomtoms (two armpit-held types with variable pitch, and one cylindrical type). Followed by scenes of tomtom-led dancing at night. Captions in English.
Camera, editing, and titles by Jeffrey Heath.
The language featured in this video is Toro Tegu (Dogon).

Title: Songho circumcision 2010
Formats: Audio Video Interleave (.avi) and Windows Media Video (.wmv)
Recorded in Songho between Mopti and Bandiagara, Mali, in March 2010.
Length 13:27.
Description: Documentary of an approximately triennial group male circumcision at Songho village. Captions in English.
Camera, editing, and titles by Jeffrey Heath.

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