The Dancing lion: an African folktale

United States, 1978

Film
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Musicologist Andrew Tracy and a group of African musicians introduce African rhythms and demonstrate how each of the twelve beats sounds alone, in combination and in crossed rhythms. Tracy tells a group of children a folktale about how a husband and a rabbit enchant a lion with music, changing a dinner-hunting beast into “the dancing lion” and thus freeing the wife. He illustrates the role of music in African storytelling by having children clap and chant responses as he relates the tale of a dancing lion.

Credits

production company

FilmFair Communications

producer

George Lindsay

Duration

00:10:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1978

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

014267

Language

English

Subject categories

Childrens Films

Childrens Films → Children 6-12

Childrens Films → Children's films - United States

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Literature → Folk literature, African

Music & Performing Arts → Music - Africa

Music & Performing Arts → Music - Juvenile films

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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