Stanley Diamond, Victor Grauer, and Alan Lomax discuss Diamond's Nigerian recordings (part 2)
Title: Stanley Diamond, Victor Grauer, and Alan Lomax discuss Diamond's Nigerian recordings (part 2) Date recorded: 1963 Contributor(s): Contributor: Diamond, Stanley; Contributor: Grauer, Victor; Contributor: Lomax, Alan
Note: Men and women don't dance at the same time but are present at each other's dances. When they dance in unison there is not rockette-like precision, but room for individual variation. Male dancing vigorous. The fiddle is played by a Hausa. Fiddle is an Islamic instrument and Hausa are Muslims, but it could be that Islam was superimposed on circum-Mediterranean people who already had the fiddle and it spread from the Mediterranean outward to the east (for example). The Tiv are a major people of the Middle Belt. No relation to Anaguta except that like them are pagan and opposed to Muslim dominance. Fulani are a Muslim people who were used by British as indirect rulers. They culturally merged with the Hausa whom they conquered. There is discussion of a spoiled recording and the possibility of issuing this material as two albums through Moe Asch (Folkways). Alan Lomax warns Stanley Diamond to be very careful about retaining his copyrights for his own future use. Sample of an Ibibio band and its possible relationship to British colonial music and jazz.
About the session: Stanley Diamond, Victor Grauer, and Alan Lomax discuss Diamond's Nigerian recordings
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