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Title Aouatara : young Baga women / Canal+ and Les Films D'Ici present ; in association with France 3 ; a film by Laurent Chevallier
Published Paris : Ampersand, 1996
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (51 minutes)
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)
In English
Subject Baga (African people)
Folk music -- Guinea.
Music -- Guinea.
Rites and ceremonies -- Guinea.
Women healers.
Women -- Guinea.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Chevallier, Laurent, director
Films d'ici (Firm), production company
Société nationale de programme France-Régions, production company
Studio Canal+, production company