Women Of The Calabash

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  • Women Of The Calabash

  • Artist: Skip Blumberg
  • Year: 1987
  • Duration: 18:58
  • Country: United States
  • This is an engaging television documentary of cultural celebration and spirit, conveyed through the rich performance of the African-American a capella singing quartet, Women of the Calabash. The performers are set within a vibrant tapestry of vividly-patterned African fabrics and prints, a visual accompaniment to the textures and rhythms of their music. Including South African protest songs, glottal breathing, and bamboo tube stamping, their dynamic music is a resonant statement of culture, presented here in a compelling performance document.

  • Accession #: 1768a
  • Distribution Status: In Distribution
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